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Products > Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
 
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens - San Miguel Island Buckwheat
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweeds)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens (San Miguel Island Buckwheat) - An evergreen small shrub that grows to 1 foot tall with the branches lying prostrate and spreading to 3 feet wide. It has small spoon-shaped leaves that are a gray-green on the upper surface and wooly below and in late spring through fall appear the clusters of vivid pink flowers that are held above the foliage on 2 foot tall inflorescence. Plant in full sun in sandy or even heavier clay soil with little to no irrigation. Hardy to 15 F. This great looking and durable buckwheat is both beautiful and also attracts butterflies. Native to San Miguel, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa islands in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands chain.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Eriogonum grande rubescens.
 
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