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Here at Larner Seeds, customers can still place orders through our online website and/or over the phone. On-site pick up may be possible by appointment only if scheduled with us ahead of time.

To protect our staff, the Demonstration Garden and the Larner Seeds Garden Shop are closed to the public until further notice.


Here at Larner Seeds, we promote the riches of our California native flora, through supplying our customers with native seeds, native plants, books, tools, advice, and landscaping services. We try to bring to the California gardener the perspectives of and information from the whole humming world of the natural history of the California native landscape.

Let us celebrate this land through appreciation of and growing of its native flora. Spend time in nearby natural areas, absorbing what surrounds you. What you see can provide a vision for your own garden. Help the native flora, and the fauna that evolved with it, find its way into your backyard, for a garden that is full of life, the particular life of your own part of California.

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Larner Seeds supplies seeds and plants of California native wildflowers, bunchgrasses, shrubs, vines, and trees, as well as relevant books, new and rare …

California Central Valley Wildflower Seed Mix


USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

Find Your Planting Zone:

This mixture takes into consideration the hot–but not desert-like–conditions of California’s Central Valley, which always experiences higher temperatures than coastal California. (South of Bakersfield, our Southwestern Mixture is recommended.)

A specialized mixture that’s formulated precisely for the inland region from around Bakersfield north through the Redding, CA area. ]]>