Eriogonum umbellatum Proliferum

Prolific Sulfur Buckwheat

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Proliferum is a selected form of the western native Sulfur Buckwheat valued for its profuse display of bright yellow flower clusters over a tight dome of evergreen foliage. A smaller, more compact grower than 'Kanah Creek;. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 49693

Details

10-12" tall x 15-18" wide (seed propagated). This selected form of 'E. umbellatum' is valued for its massive display of bright yellow flowers and its tight dome of evergreen foliage. A very refined and heavy blooming cultivar of this variable western wildflower. Recommended companion plants include Echinocereus triglochidiatus and Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactus'.
SKU 49693
Common Name Prolific Sulfur Buckwheat
Botanical Name Eriogonum umbellatum Proliferum
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Evergreen
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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5.0

Blooming in spite of tough conditions

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from Los Gatos, CA

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Eriogonum umbellatum Proliferum:

    It is one of the few plants that survive, thrive, and eventually bloom beautifully in spite of tough conditions of full sun, hard clay, and little watering during drought. Rabbits, deer, and slugs also leave it alone. It takes a few years to grow large (which is okay), and should be planted where it is not in danger of being stepped on, since the branches break easily.

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    Sleeper!!

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    from telluride, co

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    • Hardy
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Eriogonum umbellatum Proliferum:

      Don't let the product name fool you. While "beautiful" and buckwheat" may not seem to go together, in this case they do. These lovely little plants require no pampering and thrive outside my irrigation parameter in challenging high altitude conditions (9,000 ft in Telluride, CO). I get pretty yellow flowers in June, stunning bronze foliage in Mid-September. While my flowers are not as profuse as the plant pictured on the web, my plants are also left to fend entirely on their own after planting. I'm excited to be able to order more this year!

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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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