AVAILABLE SPRING 2020
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.