Eriogonum umbellatum Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant Sulfur Buckwheat
DetailsGentle Giant Sulphur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum 'Gentle Giant') blooms with a profusion of bright yellow flat-topped flowers in early summer. An especially large-growing selection of the western native E. umbellatum, this long-lived shrubby perennial is an excellent choice for planting in the hot, dry, poor soil. It will attract numerous native bee species and other beneficial insects. This is an especially attractive companion plant for pairing with English and French hybrid lavenders.
|Common Name||Gentle Giant Sulfur Buckwheat|
|Botanical Name||Eriogonum umbellatum Gentle Giant|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||18-24" tall|
|Mature Spread||24-28" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to mid summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Native, Evergreen|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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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).
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