APS Annual Seed Exchange

The Seed Exchange is open annually from December 15th – March 1st.

Orders are only accepted during this time frame


Penstemon seed Image credit: Mikel Stevens 

2023-2024 Seed Exchange News from the Director of the Seed Exchange


The 2023-24 seed exchange is now open until March 15, 2024. The seed list is found here along with the order form. I appreciate folks using the form and completing all the columns for information on the seed that you are requesting. Also, please consider adding some alternative selections in case a seed lot runs out fast. That does make my job easier than guessing what you want.

Forms can be emailed to me at the address on the bottom of the form if you are paying by PayPal. Checks and cash orders can be mailed to our address which is also listed on the form.

As we did last year, I will process your orders as they come in but will wait to mail until after Christmas to avoid the mail avalanche of the holiday.

I would like to thank the donors of seed this year:

Penstemon seed packet web

Jay Shields

John Weiser

Nan Vance

Beth Corbin

Donald Mitchell

Mikel Stevens

Ron Ratko

Mike Kintgen

Julie Baldwin

Carol Fifer

Eric Johnson

Skylar Christense of Nature’s Seed

I’m sure all the society’s members appreciate the time and commitment that you put into providing seed for the exchange. This year we have several new donors which is always appreciated, along with many long term donors. The exchange would not be possible without your support so THANK YOU!

subglaber seed heads 1307 web


How the Seed Exhange Works

The exchange is open from December 15th to March 1st each year. Sorry, we cannot fill orders outside of those dates. Orders placed in December will not be shipped until after the Christmas, so they don’t get lost in the mail.

Donors – Donors may request as many packets of seed (up to 20) as they donated, free of charge. Donors are given preference for choices, when practical.

Overseas Members – May continue to request up to 10 packets free of charge. Additional packets, up to 10, may be requested with payment.

Ordering – Seed request forms will be available for order placement. Members can order up to 20 packets. 

Order forms can be emailed to me at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Rick Wesseler

2841 NE Shepard Road

Bend, OR 97701

Substitutions:  Some seed is very limited in quantity. We will make every effort to provide the seed, but the quantity sent may be small.  In case the seed is no longer available, please include a few substitutions on your order form.

Payment – Seed packets are $1.00 each.  

Checks/Cash – Please make checks to “American Penstemon Society” and include with your request form.

Online – Mail or Email form and make payment for the total cost of the order by clicking on the 'Pay Online' link on this page. Payments can be made via PayPal or credit card.  Orders will not be processed until payment is received.

The Seed Exchange is open to current APS members.  New membership and membership renewals payments can be made via the Membership Page. If you have any questions regarding your membership status, please email Beth Corbin our membership chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..