Referring to a woolly plant with bent stems, this diverse North American genus aptly procures its name from the Greek word erion, which translates “wool,” and gonu meaning “knee or joint.” Our noteworthy Wild Buckwheat selections offer attractive foliage and intrepid personas coupled with a flood of blooms for pollinators and gardeners alike.
Reputed to be the showiest small Buckwheat available, this rare, low mounding perennial subshrub exhibits an easy-care drought-tolerant bent, which provides significant food for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects, as well as birds and small mammals. Pouffed rounded clusters of long-blooming, vibrant rose-pink flowers perch on tall stout stalks, while petite, long-petioled wavy gray-green leaves with white woolen undersides shape a compact evergreen tussock. Populating California’s Channel Islands, Red Buckwheat prefers alkaline soil, withstands clay plus coastal conditions, and can be massed on dry hillsides or planted amid rockwork and atop walls.
Size: 12" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
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