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
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Groundcover
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Evergreen
Evergreen
Winter Interest
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Good for Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in Mid May based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 49695
Award: Plant Select

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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, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen, Winter Interest, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Good for Dried Flowers
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 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.

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 April 23-June 30, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, 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 Kannah Creek:

    Bought this plant to put between 2 cactus that I planted 2 years ago. Grew well this summer with a little TLC water every now and then. The foilage was attractive in the fall. Grew to a plant about 12 inches across. Curious to see how much growth the second year will bring.

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    Di not bloom

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

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

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kannah 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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