The Seed and Bulb Committee is dedicated to the collection, sale, and donation of local native seeds and bulbs to our members, native plant demonstration gardens and restoration projects.

Our seeds are donated by chapter volunteers from their own gardens or by permission from private or public lands, as well as purchased from local commercial sources and repackaged. We keep track of each seed lot, including the parent plant location for people who are looking for seed that has been collected from specific areas.

Photo credit: Cindy Hazuka

helping out

If you have seeds to donate we would love to hear from you! We accept both cleaned and unclean seeds. We'd love photos for this page too!

The Seed and Bulb Committee meets several times a year to clean, package, label and organize seeds for sale. These are fun events where you can meet fellow CNPS members and learn about our native plants. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the mailing list to learn about upcoming events.

To donate or help out please email Cindy Hazuka at seedsandbulbs@cnpssd.org

Photo credit: Chris Hendrickson

PURCHASING SEEDS

Seeds are generally available for purchase as our local chapter meetings as well as at the annual plant sales. The team is also pleased to offer seeds for purchase via. mail order within the state of California. While our inventory is ever changing, we try to keep an updated list of the species we have available.

If you are interested in purchasing seeds, please contact seedsandbulbs@cnpssd.org for details about availability and shipping directions.

You can access our updated database of species from custom lists in both CalScape.org and CalFlora.org You can view our list of seeds with prices in this Google Doc

Not sure which seeds to buy? Try one of our custom packs of 12 individual envelopes for $15

Perennial Sage Scrub

Calflora photos and bloom periods

Calscape list

Adenostoma fasciculatum

Aristida purpurea

Artemisia californica

Bahiopsis laciniata

Encelia californica

Eriogonum fasciculatum

Isocoma menziesii

Mimulus aurantiacus var. puniceus

Penstemon spectabilis

Peritoma arborea

Salvia apiana

Salvia mellifera

 

Annuals for Coastal and Inland San Diego

Calflora

Calscape

Clarkia epilobioides

Clarkia purpurea

Collinsia heterophylla

Eschscholzia californica

Gilia capitata

Lasthenia californica

Layia platyglossa

Lupinus bicolor

Lupinus truncatus

Nemophila menziesii

Phacelia tanacetifolia

Trifolium willdenovii

 

Expert Pack

Large shrubs and trees that may require pre-treatment

Calflora

Calscape

Arctostaphylos glandulosa

Arctostaphylos glauca

Ceanothus tomentosus

Cercis occidentalis

Cercocarpus betuloides

Frangula californica

Fremontodendron mexicanum

Hesperocyparis stephensonii

Hesperoyucca whipplei

Rhus aromatica

Rhus integrifolia

Xylococcus bicolor


For some specific information about germinating California native plants, check out the GERMINATION fact sheets at Gardening and Landscaping with California Native Plants

Want to learn more about growing natives from seed? Here are some links:

•    Larner Seeds -The Basics of Sowing Wildflower Seeds

•    Theodore Payne - Sowing Native Seeds

•    Las Pilitas Nursery - How to Plant California Native Wildflowers

•    Tree of Life Nursery - Wildflower Seed Mixes

•    Master Gardener Sonoma County - Gardening Success with California Native Plants

 

banner photo by Cindy Hazuka