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Theodore Payne Foundation inspires and educates Southern Californians about
the beauty and ecological benefits of California native plant landscapes.


WILD FLOWER HOTLINELIVE online and at 818.768.1802 ext 7. Or or follow the podcast on Podbean, iTunes or Spotify. Weekly reports posted each Friday through the end of May.

Now selling “A Guide to Wildflower Locations in Central and Southern California” by Spencer Westbrook.


March 23, 2019 — Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale! Take advantage of the extended planting season with our impressive selection of native plants. Discounts for all and a special signing by Spencer Westbrook, author of “A Guide to Wildflower Locations in Central and Southern California.”

April 6 & 7 — 16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour web site now live! This year we are having a special “After Party” on April 6. Get early bird tickets here.


March 1, 2019 – Pasadena Star News coverage of the 2019 Wild Flower Hotline!

February 21, 2019 – TPF’s good friend Casey Schreiner gave a call out to the Wild Flower Hotline in the New York Times. Call 818-768-1802 ext 7 or check out our online posts.

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Top Ten: February 2019

California poppy held on to top position in February 2019. It shares the Top 10 with other heavy bloomers like Margarita BOP, Matilija poppy, and monkey flower. Flat-topped buckwheat is a break out, adding to the Eriogonum fasciculatum varieties that have previously...

Beyond Milkweed: More Plants for Monarchs

by Asher Guzik, Assistant Nursery Manager
The foundations of any monarch butterfly garden undoubtedly rests on our native milkweeds (Asclepias spp.), as these are the only plants monarch caterpillars can eat. Though you may have to wait to plant milkweed, there is something you can do for monarchs now: plant nectar sources for adult monarch butterflies.