Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek

Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat




'Kanah Creek' hails from western Colorado. With a showy display of yellow flowers in late spring, the flowers age to shades of orange and rust by late summer, providing months of low care color. A 2007 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 49695


12-15" tall x 15-24" wide (Seed propagated). This outstanding selection of our native Sulphur Buckwheat provides four seasons of garden interest. In late spring through mid-summer, the plants are covered by clouds of bright yellow flower clusters that age to orange and rusty-red. As fall moves into winter, the handsome gray-green, evergreen foliage gradually changes to burgundy. This long-lived beauty will become an invaluable focal point in your Xeriscape. 2007 Plant Select Winner.
SKU 49695
Common Name Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat
Botanical Name Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-15" tall
Mature Spread 15-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Di not bloom


from Austin TX

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Comments about High Country Gardens Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek:

Is growing, survived the summer heat, but did not bloom

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek:

    I bought one of these about five years ago simply because it fulfilled my requirements for an area in the garden - native, cold hardy, low water, low height, long interest. From the pictures, I never expected to love it, but it is hands down one of our favorite plants, and one I always recommend to friends for our area. The foliage makes a kind of undulating mat of green that is tinged with gorgeous burgundy by the cold and provides essential color and interest in the winter. In the warm months, the buckwheat produces a long-lasting blanket of bright yellow flowers that float above the foliage on narrow stems. People never fail to comment on this plant in our garden and it has brought us much joy.

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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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