Our staff if currently working remotely, and we have limited mail delivery at the Garden. If you have sent in a request for Wildflower of the Year seeds, please be patient. We will mail them to you as soon as we can. Thank you!.

2020 Wildflower of the Year


Sabatia angularis

This stunning biennial in the gentian family (Gentianaceae) also known as rose gentian, rose pink, or bitter-bloom. Native to the eastern and southern United States, it can be found growing in low, moist edges of open woods, as well as prairies, roadsides, meadows, and marshes.

Celebrating More Than 30 years!

The North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. co-sponsor the North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program. Started in 1982, this conservation project celebrates one southeastern native wildflower each year.
Live in the southeastern United States? Get a free seed pack of this year’s Wildflower of the Year! (Available while supplies last.)


Garden members are entitled to eight free seed packets each year as a benefit of membership.

Annual Members' Seed Pack

The Members’ Seed Pack consists of eight packs of pre-selected native seeds, representing some of our most popular species as well as some interesting and unusual native species that are often hard to come by. PLEASE NOTE:┬áTo help prevent the spread of invasive species, we limit our distribution of seeds to within a 12-state region of the Southeast, from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Gulf of Mexico north to Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. If you live outside this area, we may be able to assist you in locating sources of native seeds within your geographic region.