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Products > Eriogonum crocatum
 
Eriogonum crocatum - Saffron Buckwheat
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweeds)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Eriogonum crocatum (Saffron Buckwheat) - A compact shrub to 1 1/2 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide with wooly silver-white leaves that contrast beautifully with its sulfur yellow to chartreuse-yellow flower heads that appear late spring through late summer and then turn a cinnamon-brown color. Plant in full coastal sun (afternoon shade inland) in well-drained to heavier clay soils with very little or no summer watering. Hardy and evergreen to around 20 F but can resprout when top growth is frozen back - possibly root hardy to around 10 F. This plant is native to Ventura County where is grows along the Conejo Pass in the area where Highway 101 climbs south from the coastal plains of Camarillo; From this location comes the alternate common name, Conejo Buckwheat. A great accent plant in the garden or even as a potted specimen.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Eriogonum crocatum.
 
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