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San Miguel Island Red Buckwheat

Eriogonum grande var. rubescens

SKU #05784
8-10

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OVERVIEW
Description Very attractive and showy, yet rugged - practically thriving on neglect! Hot pink flowers on tall stems above a low mound of soft gray-green foliage provide summer-long color. Tolerates drought, coastal conditions, alkaline and clay soils. Excellent for hillsides and naturalized areas. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, water occasionally.
Blooms Late Spring through Late Summer
Mature Size Foliage reaches 6 in. tall, 6 to 10 in. wide; blooms reach 24 in. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hillside
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Silver-green
Companion Plants California Lilac (Ceanothus); Verbena (Verbena); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Salvia (Salvia); Phlox (Phlox)
CARE
Care Adapts to most well-drained soils. Best with full sun near coast, part shade in hot inland areas. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system. Once established, reduce frequency; very drought tolerant in cool coastal regions. Provide occasional supplemental water in the absence of normal winter rainfall.
HISTORY
Lore All parts of this California coastal native plant, the foliage, flower nectar and seeds, provide a source of food for butterflies, many birds, small mammals and other wildlife.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.