Fall for Wildflower Seeds!

Posted Nov 15, 2020

Fall is the perfect time to plant spring wildflower seeds. The cooler temperatures and seasonal rains (or supplemental watering) provide these seeds with the conditions they need to germinate in time for a beautiful and colorful spring display!

Spring wildflowers

In fact, some landscaping plants (such as annuals, biennials, and perennials) may only be available as seeds. While this requires patience to wait for things to grow, it is an easy and affordable way to add a variety of native plants to your yard.

See the recommended Arizona seed suppliers listed below for options to purchase native seeds by mail or receive wildflower seeds for free.

Maricopa Native Seed Library – The public may obtain up to 3 seed packets per month. Available at several Maricopa Community Colleges libraries.

Glendale Public Library: Seed Library – Library card holders may obtain up to 3 free seed packets every 7 days. Mostly garden seeds, but some wildflower seeds are available.

Desert Botanical Garden – Purchase seeds online or in person at their Garden Shop.

Greenway Drive Library – A Phoenix Chapter member offers free native plants and wildflower seeds as part of a Little Free Library in front of their home in Tempe.

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Purchase seeds online from their conservation farm in southern Arizona.

Borderlands Restoration Network – Purchase seeds online or visit their nursery in Patagonia.

If you feel there’s a local seed supplier we should add to our list, please let us know!

Last updated: 10/1/2023