San Miguel Red Buckwheat

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Showy hot pink flowers thrive on neglect!

San Miguel Island Red Buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. Rubescens) is a showy California native that is so easy care that you can practically plant it and forget it!

This zone 8-10 plant is both attractive and rugged. The low-growing foliage is a mound of silver-green that fills in quickly, but is only 6” tall and 10” wide. The foliage itself is very pretty and makes a statement when many are massed together in a bed or border, but the real head-turner is the hot pink flowers that wave on stems a full two feet above the foliage! The flower heads have the classic buckwheat shape – round clusters of small flowers in a deep pink that fades to a rustic brown as they age.

San Miguel Island Red Buckwheat is perfect in a naturalized garden but it is part of a new look in modern and contemporary gardens, too. It looks very current when planted en masse against a spare background. It is also quite petite so it fits in the current trend toward smaller gardens. It is naturally drought tolerant, so is a shoe-in for xeric and waterwise garden plans.

Wildlife love buckwheat and all parts are used as a food and shelter source for local butterflies, birds and small mammals.

This one is easy to love and even easier to care for! Order yours today.

* Hot pink flowers
* Highly drought tolerant
* California native
* Silver-green foliage
* Herbaceous perennial


San Miguel Red Buckwheat Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Water to establish, then very drought tolerant
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Silver green