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Species for the Midwest & East - Northwest Meadowscapes

Midwest & East

Innovate and develop niche uses with these prairie and meadow plants suitable for a variety of applications. Beyond just randomized plantings, many of the species here can be integrated into rock and water gardens, green roofs, engineered features, and even as interesting container plants. (Photo: A green roof prairie planting, Des Moines, Iowa, Northwest Meadowscapes LLC, 2023).

  • Western Yarrow Seeds (Achillea millefolium)

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    The most humble, resilient and cheerful meadow wildflower. Like self heal and cinquefoil, yarrow is a defining meadow plant. Thriving in disturbed ...

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  • Self-Heal Seeds (Prunella vulgaris)

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    Edible greens, traditional medicine, and wildlife value! Self-heal, or heal-all is a classic Northwestern meadow plant -- a cheerful blue-flowering...

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  • Tufted Hairgrass Seeds (Deschampsia cespitosa)

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    Caterpillar host plant for more than 40 species of butterflies! The name of this sublime native grass, perfectly sums up its appearance. From shor...

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  • Canada Goldenrod Seeds (Solidago canadensis)

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    The Classic Flower of Late Summer Meadows Few perennials are as long-lived or widely adaptable as Canada goldenrod. From damp, sunny roadside ditch...

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  • Nodding Pink Onion Seeds (Allium cernuum)

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    A beautiful, long-lived survivor plant for the toughest sites. This true onion (yes, you can eat it), has an amazing ability to grow in some of the...

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  • Western Blue Iris Seeds (Iris missouriensis)

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    A hardy, tough, showy plant for poorly drained sites. Although this is the most common native iris in western North America, it’s mostly a species ...

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  • Wapato Seeds (Sagittaria latifolia)

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    Also known as duck potato or arrowroot, Wapato is an acclaimed wild food plant, producing versatile edible tubers that can be prepared like potatoe...

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  • Cow Parsnip Seeds (Heracleum maximum)

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    One of our best pollinator plants! At up to 7 feet in height with massive white umbels and large leaves over a foot in width, this is not your aver...

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  • Sneezeweed Seeds (Helenium autumnale)

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    A beautiful garden plant that loves wet soils. The common name notwithstanding, sneezeweed doesn’t cause sneezing. Rather the big bulbous flower ce...

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  • Plains Coreopsis Seeds (Coreopsis tinctoria)

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    Sometimes called dyer’s coreopsis, or dyer’s tickseed for its longstanding use as a wild dye plant, creating a range of deep-reddish-brown to yello...

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  • Prairie Junegrass Seeds (Koeleria macrantha)

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    A tough, but lush, clumpy grass that can support butterfly caterpillars, grazing mammals, and even function as a lawn grass. Like a number of other...

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  • Pearly Everlasting Seeds (Anaphalis margaritacea)

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    Long late-season blooms, and food for butterflies. We don’t know much about starting pearly everlasting from seed, but this perennial member of the...

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  • Canada Milkvetch Seeds (Astragalus canadensis)

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    Canada milkvetch is a robust perennial legume that’s also a bumble bee magnet once it starts flowering. Grouped plantings in particular typically p...

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  • Field Mint Seeds (Mentha arvensis)

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    Not to be confused with non-native mints such as spearmint, peppermint, pennyroyal, and others, this is our beautifully fragrant native wild mint, ...

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  • Yaak (Turf-Type) Yarrow Seeds (Achillea millefolium var. ‘yaak’)

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    A soft-textured, native ‘turf-type’ yarrow selection suitable almost nationwide for flowering wild lawns. Although very much a wild plant, and name...

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  • Common Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias syriaca)

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    Arguably the most iconic and widespread of the North American Asclepias genus, common milkweed naturally occurs east of the 100th meridian (essenti...

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  • False Solomon Seal Seeds (Maianthemum racemosum)

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    An arching woodland perennial, for ground cover, pollinator value, and wildlife habitat. Widespread across most of temperate North America, false S...

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  • Butterfly Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias tuberosa)

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    A native milkweed of the East, Midwest, and Southwestern U.S., butterfly milkweed is a specimen garden plant of tremendous appeal – one that can ad...

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  • Dogbane Hemp Seeds (in the pod) (Apocynum cannabium)

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    A milkweed relative, dogbane hemp is possibly the pre-eminent wild fiber plant of North America, producing tough fibrous stems that were rolled and...

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  • American Yellow Rocket Seeds (Barbarea orthoceras)

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      This wild native mustard boasts nutritious leaves, similar to wild arugula, and sturdy taproots with a peppery kick. Additionally, yellow rocket ...

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  • Nodding Bur-Marigold Seeds (Bidens cernua)

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    A handsome and interesting fall-blooming plant for damp, and sometimes challenging locations. An annual sunflower-relative, nodding bur-marigold na...

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  • Swamp Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias incarnata)

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    Largely a species east of the Rocky Mountains where it occurs from New England to Florida and west into the Great Plains, swamp milkweed does occur...

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