California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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, t... read more