Bestsellers in 2018

For all you growers out there who are wondering which California native plants to carry, here are our top ten sellers for all of 2018. Number 6, Trichostema lanatum, can be a bit tricky to grow, but the rest have all made our “easy” lists in the past.   Penstemon...

Top Ten: December 2018

These were our top ten sellers in December 2018. Not surprisingly, Margarita BOP had a good month in both 4 inch and 1G, but the California buckwheat from the Verdugo Mountains, a product of our Local Source Initiative, broke into the top ten as well. Penstemon...

Top Ten: November 2018

These were our top ten sellers in November 2018. Glad to see so many plants finding good homes before the rains began! Eriogonum arborescens Trichostema lanatum Heuchera maxima Abutilon palmeri Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Margarita BOP’ Sphaeralcea ambigua...

Blue Palo Verde

  Theodore Payne himself introduced the blue palo verde into cultivation, so I am especially pleased to have this update on its cultivation here at TPF, a story that involves our entire Horticulture Department. The palo verde is an icon of the Sonoran Desert and...

La Tuna Fire, One Year Later, Part 2

by Tim Becker It was hard to imagine what would come of the fire that my colleagues and I saw ripping through the Verdugo Mountains in September of 2017. We witnessed the power of fire and wind to transform acres upon acres of thick, decades-old vegetation to ash and...