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Posted by buckster z8 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 7, 10 at 0:53


Looking for a GREAT wholesale native plant nursery for cut flower natives or retail.

I'm north of santa clarita


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RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

You can try Theodore Payne but I don't think they sell cut flowers. They are in Sun Valley not far from you, but give them a call first. They are very helpful on the phone or when visiting.

Here is a link that might be useful: Theodore Payne

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

Do you mean to buy cut flowers or buy plants to grow from which to cut flowers?

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 7, 10 at 12:30

If you are in the trade and eligible to buy plants at wholesale prices, some of the best nurseries are north of you. San Marcos Growers in Santa Barbara, Monterey Bay Nursery and Suncrest Nursery in Watsonville, all ship to southern California, and have a good selection of California native plants. Annie's Annuals has probably the best selection of native annuals. All of these nurseries have minimum order requirements for a delivery, and you do need to meet their requirements as a wholesale customer. Each of these nurseries also has a great on-line web site.

Closer to southern California there are several other wholesale nurseries such as Native Sons in San Luis Obispo County, which also has a good selection of wholesale California natives, as well as Emerisa Nursery up here in Santa Rosa.

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

Thank all,

I want to buy plants to grow cut flowers.


Thank you. I have gotten San Marcos in the past but I need to update with them.

I'm mainly looking at salvias and some other things.

Thanks a ton

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

There are plenty of Salvia growers but you might want to rethink using them for cutflowers. They're not the best for that purpose; they "shatter" quickly.

Take a look at some of these:


For flowers, foliage and/or berries

Arctostaphylos MANZANITA
Artemisia californica CALIFORNIA SAGEBRUSH
Bloomeria crocea GOLDEN STARS
Brodiaea elegans HARVEST BRODIAEA
Carpenteria californica Elizabeth BUSH ANEMONE
Cercis occidentalis, C. o. Alba WESTERN REDBUD
Chlorogalum pomeridianum AMOLE, SOAP PLANT
Clarkia amoena GODETIA
Collinsia heterophylla CHINESE HOUSES
Comarostaphylis diversifolia SUMMER HOLLY
Corethrogyne (Lessingia) californica CALIFORNIA ASTER
Dichelostemma ida-maia FIRECRACKER FLOWER
Dichelostemma pulchellum BLUE DICKS, WILD HYACINTH
Dudleya pulverulenta CHALK LETTUCE
Epipactis gigantea GIANT STREAM ORCHID
Eriogonum giganteum ST. CATHERINES LACE
Eriophyllum confertiflorum GOLDEN YARROW
Eriophyllum lanatum arachnoideum GOLDEN YARROW
Galvezia speciosa ISLAND SNAPDRAGON
Hesperocallis undulata DESERT-LILY
Hesperoyucca whipplei CHAPARRAL YUCCA
Heteromeles arbutifolia TOYON
Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids PCH IRIS
Isocoma menziesii COAST GOLDENBUSH
Juncus balticus BALTIC RUSH
Juncus effusus COMMON RUSH
Juncus mexicanus MEXICAN RUSH
Juncus patens RUSH
Juncus xiphioides FLAT-BLADED RUSH
Leymus condensatus GIANT WILD RYE
Leymus triticoides BEARDLESS WILD RYE
Lilium "Corallitos Hybrids" CORALLITOS LILIES
Lilium rubescens CHAPARRAL LILY
Mahonia Golden Abundance G. A. BARBERRY
Melica californica CALIFORNIA MELIC
Mimulus aurantiacus and Hybrids BUSH MONKEY FLOWER
Monardella crispa WAVY-LEAF DUNE MINT
Monardella villosa COYOTE MINT
Myrica californica PACIFIC WAX MYRTLE
Philadelphus lewisii californicus CALIFORNIA MOCK ORANGE
Polystichum munitum WESTERN SWORD FERN
Rhamnus californica COFFEEBERRY
Ribes aureum gracillimum GOLDEN CURRANT
Ribes sanguineum glutinosum RED-FLOWERING CURRANT
Solidago californica CALIFORNIA GOLDENROD
Solidago spathulata COAST GOLDENROD
Symphoricarpus SNOWBERRIES
Trichostema lanatum WOOLY BLUE-CURLS
Triteleia hyacinthina WHITE HYACINTH BRODIAEA
Wyethia angustifolia NARROW-LEAF MULE EARS
Zigadenus fremontii STAR-LILY


RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

  • Posted by dicot Los Angeles (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 9, 10 at 0:06

Tarweed Native Plants in Glendale never gets talked about much here, probably because it's a small outfit and by appointment only.
(323) 663-0113

Salvia spathacea is one of the few native sages that work well as a cut flower and as it spreads by rhizomes as well as seed, it isn't impossible to establish a good section of hummingbird sage that would reliably produce blooms for cutting every spring/summer.

Here is a link that might be useful: tarweed nursery

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 9, 10 at 13:53

I'd agree with Joe that most of the native Salvia species are too messy for indoor flower arrangements; they start dropping flower parts almost immediately. For flowers that shatter, I'd recommend using them as dramatic arrangements in large vases outdoors only. Personally, I don't like flower arrangements that start making a mess the first day; but if this isn't an issue, there are plenty that are both colorful and very fragrant. Salvia clevelandii is a personal favorite.

You might also consider some of the more interesting Ribes such as R. sanguineum glutinosum which has several color forms and is in full bloom now, or things like Garrya elliptica/Silk Tassel which also has fantastic winter catkins. I'd also suggest foliage plants such as Leymus condensatus 'Canyon Prince' for the fantastic blue foliage, Toyon for the winter berries, Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius for the foliage and flowers, as large grasses, shrubs or trees that also would be good in flower arrangements.

Other California native herbaceous perennials that I would highly recommend for long bloom season and beauty would include Mimulus aurantiacus, Mimulus hybrids, Galvezia speciosa, Heuchera species, and a personal favorite, Trichostema lanatum/Wooly Blue Curls.

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

what is the closest native plant nursery to Santa Monica? Is there a new one near the VA?

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

Yes, there's a new nursery new the VA - Grow Native, I think. It's run by the same folks at the nursery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont. Really great native selection!

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

Yeah I went to Grow Native last fall and got some Penstemons for a garden I installed and they are doing great. They have a great selection.

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

I'd like to go to Grow Native, but its proximity scares me.

Laspolitas...Pacific Wax Myrtle

We are looking for a deer resistant (if there is such a thing...none of my deer believe such a plant exists)that is an evergreen and will provide a natural barrier hedge to our neighbors that cut down a gazillion trees to turn a beautiful natural setting into a park like setting. The Pacific Wax Myrtle is one that has come to mind. Do you have any other suggestions and or sources for this or a similar plant. I am located in Sonoma County...thanks

RE: Los Angeles Area native plant nursery...

not sure about the wholesale.


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