San Miguel Red Buckwheat
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
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Eriogonum grande var. rubescens|
|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|
|Foliage Color||Silver green|