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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.

Image courtesy of Spencer Westbrook

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Top Ten: January 2019

It’s getting time for wild flowers so it’s good to see California poppy as the top seller in January 2019. I’m pretty sure it was dreams of even more flowers that sent Channel Island bush poppy home with so many folks, too. Another of our local collections, this time a toyon, made it into the top 10.