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Eriogonum crocatum

Saffron Buckwheat.

1Gal Container (Up to 0)
Eriogonum crocatum 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.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 8 to 10
height[m]: 0.20 to 1.00
width[m]: 0.20 to 0.30
rainfall[cm]: 31.00 to 64.00

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