Top Ten: November 2019

We’ve been posting our best selling plants, month by month, for more than a year now. This is meant to encourage larger-scale growers to put more native plants into production by taking some of the mystery out of the demand. Here are November 2019’s top...

Top Ten: October 2019

Top Ten: October 2019 With fall on its way, some backbone shrubs are breaking into the top ten. Buckwheat and coyote bush were strong sellers, alongside some perennial favorites.   Asclepias fascicularis Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Eriogonum crocatum...

Kitty Connolly announces her departure

Dear board members, partners, and friends, The last six years at the Theodore Payne Foundation have been a time of great excitement, growth, and satisfaction. I have treasured my time serving a cause and organization I love. Today, though, I am writing to let you know...

Top Ten: September 2019

Top Ten: September 2019 Milkweed remains our top seller but with three grasses making the list in September along with the colorful Fiesta Marigold monkey flower.   Asclepias fascicularis Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Bouteloua gracilis Eriogonum crocatum...

Top Ten: August 2019

Milkweed leads the back again, this time with two local species.   Asclepias fascicularis Asclepias speciosa Baileya multiradiata Eriogonum grande var. rubescens Trichostema lanatum Eriogonum crocatum Salvia spathacea Salvia apiana Achillea millefolium...

Preserving the Theodore Payne Collection

Underlying all of our work at Theodore Payne Foundation is preservation: preservation of biodiversity, preservation of California’s landscapes, and preservation of Theodore Payne’s legacy. We learned long ago that the best way to keep precious things safe is to share...