Page image: coreopsis, goldfields, poppies, and phacelia viewed from along Gorman Post Road 4 May, 2014
Sources for California Native Plant Seed
Larner Seeds "Here at Larner Seeds, we seek to promote the riches of our California native flora, through supplying our customers with native seeds, native plants, books, tools, advice, and landscaping services. It is our goal to bring to the California gardener the perspectives of and information from the whole humming world of natural history as it applies to the California native landscape."
S & S Seeds "S&S Seeds' extensive wildland collections of native plant seed and our production fields allow us to offer more than 1000 species including native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs. Our large inventory of collection site identified plant seeds can be utilized by planners to pick a species from a source that fits the specific needs of their project."
Seedhunt "This seedlist is an attempt to offer seed of plants–especially plants native to California– that have not been commonly available, but might be of interest to gardeners and plant enthusiasts. California’s mild wet winters and rainless summers encourage gardeners to try plants that are adapted to this pattern; emphasis in the seedlist is on plants that are suited to the climate and insects of Mediterranean climates."
Theodore Payne Foundation "We offer seed for more than 200 different species of California native plants, including annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. Seed and expert advice are available at our Sun Valley headquarters."
Sierra Seed Supply "We hand collect and clean all of our native seeds ourselves. Our native seed is collected from as low as 500' to as high as 8,000' in elevation. We have been selling our native seed to seed specialists for the past 23 years."
Tree of Life Nursery "Tree of Life Nursery is proud to present our selection of nine specific seed mixes for use in California gardens. The seeds and the blends and of the highest quality anywhere, thanks to our exclusive agreement with S&S Seeds. There are no exotic (non-native) species, no cheap fillers, and no so-called "wildflowers" (in other inferior mixes these are usually species native to the American prairie states). All species in all our mixes are California natives."