Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kannah Creek

Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat

 

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Kannah Creek Buckwheat 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
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Evergreen
Evergreen
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. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 49695
Award: Plant Select

Details

Kannah Creek Buckwheat is an outstanding selection of our native Sulphur Buckwheat that 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. 12-15" tall x 15-24" wide. (Seed propagated.)
SKU 49695
Common Name Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat
Botanical Name Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kannah Creek
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 Attract Butterflies, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Shrubs and Small Trees:
The shrubs and trees we sell are 1-2 year-old seedlings. These young plants appreciate some extra attention during their first 3 years in your landscape.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • Check each species soil preferences before planting. Some do well in clay while others do not.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials. As they get larger (2 ft. or more in height), thicken the mulch layer to a depth of 2-3 inches.
  • Even xeric (waterwise) species will establish better and grow more quickly when given regular irrigation during the first 3 years in the garden. As they begin to reach maturity, watering frequency can be reduced to a good deep soaking every 10 to 14 days during the heat of summer.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun depending on plant preference.
  • Dig a wide but shallow hole and enrich the soil with ample amounts of compost and Yum Yum. This will help them to grow and mature more quickly.
  • Special comments:
  • Most native shrubs and trees are highly recommended for providing wildlife habitat (nesting spots, fruit or seeds for songbirds and mammals, nectar for pollinators).
  • They are excellent for use to grow as natural (un-sheared!) hedges along fences, property lines and driveways. They live for many years once established.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. This is most important during the first 3 years in the landscape. Established plants don't need to be fertilized (unless growth is stunted by extremely poor soils).
  • Where browsing animals (rabbits, deer and others) are a problem, it is advisable to protect young plants with a wire cage. These can be removed after 3-4 years in the ground.
  • Mulching is essential to maintain the soil moisture these woody plants need to establish their deep growing roots. Be sure and replenish the mulch in fall and summer to keep it sufficiently deep.

  • 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.

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.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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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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