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Eriogonum grande var. rubescens

Common Name:
Red buckwheat
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Polygonaceae (The Buckwheat Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1-2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Rose pink
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Red buckwheat is a low, spreading shrub, usually about 1 foot tall when not in bloom. The leaves are fairly large, crinkled, medium green above and covered with white wool beneath. In summer many ball shaped heads of pink to rose-colored blossoms are carried above the foliage. Sun, well-drained soil, occasional watering. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.