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PlantFiles: California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum

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Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Eriogonum (er-ih-OG-uh-num) (Info)
Species: fasciculatum (fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tum) (Info)

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive annlof On Mar 21, 2011, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

This buckwheat is a very common native shrub in the Southern California chaparral. It tends to get woody and bare at the base with age; I have seen wild specimens which are eight feet across but quite bald at the bottom. In my garden I shear the plant back by a third in December or January to encourage a more compact habit.

Seed heads are very long lasting. Over the course of six months they gradually fade from cream to tan to rust to dark brown. I think their form and color is very subtle and compliments brighter, brassier lantanas and rockroses beautifully. However, this fall my mother looked at my (very healthy) rust-colored buckwheat and said, "aren't you going to dig up that dying plant?" I guess a plant's appeal is very subjective...

Once established, this buckwheat will survive without any supplemental irrigation in Southern California. However, I do give my buckwheats a good soaking once a month to keep them looking fresh. In the chaparral it tends to grow on slopes, so I assume that good drainage is essential.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Camarillo, California
Malibu, California
Menifee, California
Perris, California
San Diego, California
San Pedro, California



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