Eriogonum grande v. rubescens

Red Buckwheat

Clouds of fluffy red to rose-pink flowers cover this CA native red buckwheat from spring to fall. Native to the Channel Islands off the coast of CA, Eriogonum grande v. rubescens is a rare, easy-to-grow, low care perennial. Its glorious flowers attract beneficial insects, bees and butterflies in abundance. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Containers
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height12" tall
Mature Spread30-36" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC015341

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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12" x 30-36" wide. Clouds of fluffy red to rose-pink flowers cover this CA native buckwheat from spring to fall. Native to the Channel Islands off the coast of CA, this rare plant is an easy-to-grow, low care perennial and its glorious flowers attract beneficial insects, bees, and butterflies in abundance. In colder climates, use red buckwheat in containers with annuals and perennials, where it will bloom all summer.
More Information
SKUHC015341
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Red Buckwheat
Botanical Name
Eriogonum grande v. rubescens
Zones
8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
12" tall
Mature Spread
30-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring through summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Western Only
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Growing Eriogonum (Buckwheat)
Eriogonum (Buckwheat) is a large genus of mostly Western North American wildflowers that are often shrub-like with woody stems. They are very important plants for habitat creation in our gardens.
Preferred growing conditions:

Preferred growing conditions:

  • Plant in "lean" sandy, gravelly or garden loam soils. Avoid clay. Place in full sun.
  • Mulching is beneficial in the arid Western US using crushed gravel, pine needles or other coarse, non-water absorbent mulch material.
  • Irrigate regularly during their first growing season to establish the plants. Infrequent, deep watering is fine from the second growing season and beyond. They won't need much, if any extra water in the Eastern US.
  • Fertilize lightly in fall with Yum Yum Mix/compost blend.

Special comments:

  • Don't deadhead. Many species have very showy seed heads that are lost when plants are deadheaded. Seeds are also utilized by many insects and animals for food.
  • Most species are actually shrub-like and should not be cut back or divided. A light top shear in early to mid-spring to remove the previous year's flowers stems is all that is needed

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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