2017 Seed Sale
Three Native Plants Series
To help first-time seed sowers and/or to simplify the seed selection process, we have designed collections containing three seed varieties tailored to specific growing conditions.
See the Series
Wild Seed Project is pleased to offer seeds of 60 different species of wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs, all hand-collected from plants growing in Maine. This year’s species grow in a variety of habitats, from hot and sunny to dry, wet or shady. Growing plants from seed is a rewarding process and does not take expensive facilities. Seeds can be planted in pots or a growing bed out of doors and will germinate when the conditions are ripe for each species. Fall and winter are great times to sow all native seeds!
If you are new to seed sowing, asters, milkweeds, coneflowers, meadowsweets, lobelia and wild strawberry are easy for beginners. Try a variety of different seeds, and you are sure to be rewarded with an abundance of native plants for your garden and/or to share with others. Look for species with a germination code A or B and gain some experience before trying those with codes D, E, F, G and ferns.
If you are a member, please log in before ordering to receive your discount. If you are a first-time orderer who wishes to become a member, purchase your membership first, then, in a separate order, log in and place your seed order.
To get started, click on an image or plant name for a species’ description and growing conditions, as well as to purchase seeds. There is also a list of the species for sale sorted by scientific name. Unless otherwise noted, each seed package contains 50 to 100 seeds. Specific germination information can be found on the back of each seed package. For detailed propagation information refer to How to Grow Natives From Seed on our website, or see our November 2016 Native Plant Blog, Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Six Easy Steps.
Thank you for sowing the future landscape with native plants.