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Eriogonum giganteum giganteum

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Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum
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Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum
Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum
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Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum
Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum
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Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum

Species Name: Eriogonum giganteum
Common Name: Saint Catherine's Lace

This rare and endangered buckwheat is large and showy. White leaves provide contrast in the garden. Large flowers turn from white to rust as the age. Very ornamental. Cut back after bloom.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 4/ Red 1-1-3
Distribution: Santa Catalina Island
Natural Habitat: Dry rocks. Chapraral, Coastal Scrub Elevation: below 1200'.

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