Saffron Buckwheat is a one foot perennial
with Sulfur yellow flowers, leaves woolly-white like a Dusty
Miller. Native to Ventura Co. Very drought tolerant. Cold hardy a to about 20 deg F. They like
clay soil, so excellent in coastal areas where Shasta Sulfur Buckwheat struggles. Does well in most soils including sand and decomposed granite . Customers from the Southern Ca. coastal area report it
easy and vigorous. A rare plant. Looks stunning mixed with Salvia
clevelandii 'Alpine '
. The buckwheats are very
important butterfly plants and one of the pillars of their
communities. The flowers, leaves and seeds are all used by all the
smaller animals. Click here for
more about California Buckwheats
Eriogonum crocatum tolerates clay.
Eriogonum crocatum is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Eriogonum crocatum has color white and is evergreen.
Flower of Eriogonum crocatum has color yellow.
Communities for Eriogonum crocatum:Coastal Sage Scrub.