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Arrowleaf Buckwheat

Eriogonum compositum
SKU: HC017759
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Arrowleaf Buckwheat (Eriogonum compositum) is a lovely Sulphur Buckwheat with large, showy clusters of creamy white or light yellow flowers and low-growing rosette of large heart-shaped leaves. Beautiful late spring blooms add playful texture to the garden. Native to the dry areas of the Pacific Northwest, this buckwheat is an essential habitat plant for butterflies, beneficial insects, and wildlife.
key features
Botanical Name
Eriogonum compositum
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


(16-18" tall x 24-30" wide) Arrowleaf Buckwheat (Eriogonum compositum) is an uncommon native species from the dry areas of the Pacific Northwest, known for its large butterfly-attracting flowers and value to pollinators and beneficial insects. In the garden, the large triangular leaves grow in a low, compact mat and push up tall flower spikes in late spring. A tough and resilient perennial with a deep taproot, Arrowleaf Buckwheat produces large seeds that are an important food source for songbirds and many other small seed-eating animals. The plant likes well-drained soils and full sun. Recommended spring blooming companion plants include English Lavender, blue-flowered Penstemon (Beardtongue) and Calylophus (Sundrops).
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