San Miguel Island Red Buckwheat
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 6 in. tall, 6 to 10 in. wide; blooms reach 24 in. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Late Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||California Lilac (Ceanothus); Verbena (Verbena); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Salvia (Salvia); Phlox (Phlox)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10