Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum, is a wide ranging form normal in the middle elevation Sierra Nevada mountains, with yellow flowers on a 1 ft high by 3 ft wide plant; likes a little summer water, and good drainage. ( If you have coastal clay, use E. crocatum
instead) This Shasta Buckwheat is a mounder, making a wonderful border planting in sharp gravel soils. Grows in clay soils, but in sandy loam or loam soils it can be spectacular in early summer flowering, in a mass of yellow fading to orange in summer. The foliage is a respectable green in fall and winter. Mix with Penstemon heterophyllus or Penstemon "Margarita BOP" and Zauschneria species/hybrids for extended gaarden color. Mix the three together and you can get flowers from April through December. Click here for more about California Buckwheats
Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat's foliage type is evergreen.
Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat's flower color is yellow.
Communities for Eriogonum umbellatum polyanthum Shasta Buckwheat:Red Fir Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub and Yellow Pine Forest.
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