Eriogonum umbellatum Proliferum

Prolific Sulfur Buckwheat

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).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014548

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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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'.
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SKUHC014548
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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 Foliage
Yes
Advantages
Native, Evergreen
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
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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