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Growth and Survival of Two Western Milkweed Species

Are you the type of person who wants detailed, highly informed information about native plants and native plant propagation? If so, you may be interested in reading a recent study that looked at the growth of showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and narrowleaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) in nursery production. Collecting from various locations to increase genetic […]

Monarch Butterflies Use Heartleaf Milkweed (Asclepias cordifolia) in the Klamath-Siskiyou

Monarch butterflies have been making their way through the Klamath-Siskiyou for over a month now. They have made their way from their overwintering grounds on the southern California coast along their ancient migratory path. On April 18, 2015 I saw the heartleaf milkweeed, or Asclepias cordifolia (ASCO), in full bloom in the Kangaroo Roadless Area, […]


Monarch butterflies are an iconic species. Many people remember a time when they were omnipresent in the summer in the United States, but times have unfortunately changed as the monarch butterfly faces more threats to their survival than ever. The monarch butterfly is known by scientists as Danaus plexippus, which in Greek literally means “sleepy […]

Seed Germination and Propagation Reference Guide

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds (KSNS) has created a Seed Germination and Propagation Reference Guide to help you more easily and successfully germinate native seeds of plants native to the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion of southern Oregon and northern California. This new page on our website features the following seed germination and propagation information: Quick & Easy Guide to […]

Seed Germination and Propagation Reference Guide

Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about germination and propagation of seeds you purchase from Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds. Whether you are growing natives in a home nursery, sowing a native wildflower meadow, or taking part in habitat restoration work, our native seed germination and propagation information will help you succeed!

Happy Earth Day!

Today, April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Caring for the environment and growing native plants for the benefit of birds, pollinators, and wildlife is a good way to honor Earth Day. With the arrival of spring we are enjoying the amazing botanical diversity and wildflowers of the Klamath-Siskiyou region. This is […]

Native Seed Germination Chart

Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds Native Seed Germination Chart (Click on the title to view and download the chart in Excel format.)   It can be difficult to find information regarding seed germination for native plant species. Through our own native plant propagation and growing experience, as well as long-term seed germination experimentation, we have developed a […]
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