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The MCLA Seed Library is free and open to all MCLA students, faculty, and staff. Listed are the types of seeds available. The physical seed library is located by the front desk at the MCLA Freel Library.

Alyssum (Purple)

Container Friendly: 4 plants / 12in container

Early and long blooming, masses of delicate violet flowers cover spreading plants. Best for bedding, edging and containers. 

Sow in average soil in full sun to part shade after danger of heavy frost. Sow seeds 6 inches apart and barely press in; light aids germation. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 8-10 days. Blooms in summer. 

Bee Pollinator Mix

A diverse nutrition source for a wide variety of bees, butterflies and other pollinators all season long. Purple-flowered phacelia is the star of this mix, providing important bee forage over a long season, while sunflowers, cosmos, herbs and other flowers provide favorite pollen and nectar sources to both domesticated and wild bees. May contain cosmos, bachelor button, sunflower, mustards and phacelia. 

  • Attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators
  • 24-36" tall
  • Annual

California Poppy

Container Friendly: 3 plants / 16 inch container 

Single flowers from cream to red and bicolors, cover bushy plants. 

Sow outdoors in thoroughly warmed, well-drained soil in full sun, late spring to summer. Sow seed thinly and evenly and barely cover with fine soil. Seedlings emerge in 10-20 days. Thin to stand about 12 inches apart when seedlings are 2 inches high. 

Blooms in spring and summer. 

Canterbury Bells (mixed colors)

Container Friendly: 3 plants / 16 inch container 

Striking plants with unusual flowers in a blend of four colors. 

Start indoors in a warm well-lighted area about 8 weeks before last frost. Sow thinly and barely press into seed starting formula. Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days. Before transplanting, move to a sheltered area outside for a week. Blooms in spring. 

Convolvulus (mixed colors)

Container Friendly: 3 plants / 16 inch container

Morning glory-type blooms are low-growing and drought tolerant. 

Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost. Sow about 6 inches apart and cover with 1 inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-21 days. Thin to stand 12 - 18 inches apart when seedlings are one to two inches high. Blooms in late summer to fall. 

Cosmos (mixed colors)

Sunflower (mixed varieties)

Sweet Pea (not edible)

Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrot)

Wildflower Mix