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Eriogonum umbellatum Poncha Pass Red

Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat

This incredible native wildflower, Eriogonum umbellatum 'Poncha Pass Red' (Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat) is a very durable, long lived miniature shrub that blooms with bright yellow flower clusters that ripen to dark red seed heads by late summer. Exclusive.

SKU# HBL9V51

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 

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SKU HBL9V51
Common Name Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat
Botanical Name Eriogonum umbellatum Poncha Pass Red
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Low Fertility, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", Less than 10" (with irrigation)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Evergreen, Attracts Bees, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
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4-6" tall x 12-15" wide. This incredible native wildflower has been a work in progress for chief horticulturist David Salman for many years. “I first found the original colony at the summit of Poncha Pass near Salida, Colorado on a drive from Denver back to Santa Fe. Here, growing on the roadside, was a huge group of plants with deep red colored seed heads. Thrilled by the display and pleased to find ripe seed, I gathered a paper lunch bag full. By the next spring, I had plants growing in several of my stock beds to test this new find and gather seed for future crops,” explained Salman.

Eriogonum umbellatum ‘Poncha Pass Red’ (Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat) didn’t disappoint, as it has turned out to be a very durable, long-lived miniature shrub that blooms reliably every year. The bright yellow flower clusters in late spring ripen to dark red seed heads by late summer. And the native bees are thrilled to have such a wonderful nectar source. Exclusive.
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