San Miguel Island Red Buckwheat
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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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.