Eriogonum latifolium
"Seaside Buckwheat"

Eriogonum latifolium Seaside Buckwheat Eriogonum latifolium Seaside Buckwheat

One could sell tickets to the incredible Summer pollination show that this durable native Buckwheat puts on. Mobbed by butterflies, bees and other pollinators too numerous to mention, it’s also an important larval food plant for the Acmon Blue and Hairstreak butterflies whose numbers are dwindling due to habitat loss. Attractive 1’ x 2’ compact mound of softly felted blue-grey spoon shaped leaves topped by a multitude of lovely 1” clusters of delicate pink and white flowers that age to a showy rusty hue as they dry, persisting till Fall. An excellent choice for edging, containers and habitat garden, also useful for erosion control. Salt and wind tolerant. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Provide good drainage and Summer water in hotter areas.

Eriogonum latifolium Seaside Buckwheat Eriogonum latifolium Seaside Buckwheat

Full Sun
Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 8-10