The Seeds and Bulbs 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.
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 Seeds and Bulbs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURCHASING SEEDS AND BULBS
We have small quantities of seeds for over 100 species of Southern California native plants.
You can see details about the plants in our inventory on our list in Calscape. You can narrow down what kind of plants you want (sun, water, pollinator, color, size etc.) using the Calscape Advanced Search Tool (https://calscape.org/search.php) and selecting our nursery: “CNPS San Diego and Imperial Chapter - Seed and Bulb Sales”
To order: Click the ORDER button below to make your selection. Shipping prices vary-from $1.00 for a few packs to $3.50 for 4 or more packs. Payment accepted by credit card, Paypal, or check.
Local watershed seed lists on request for purchases of more than $25.
If you have any questions you can email email@example.com.
Please note-these seeds are not for restoration purposes.
Cindy Hazuka, Seed and Bulb Coordinator
CNPS-San Diego Chapter
LEARN MORE ABOUT SEEDS AND GERMINATION
For some specific information about germinating California native plants, check out the GERMINATION fact sheets at Gardening and Landscaping with California Native Plants
Here are some more articles about seeds and germination:
Seed Germination Theory and Practice (book as pdf)
Banner photo by Cindy Hazuka