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Eriogonum giganteum var. 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 var. 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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History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "An interesting species from Catalina Island. Forms an upright, branching shrub 3 to 6 feet high with large silvery gray foliage. The flowers are produced in very large branching umbrella-like heads, cream colored or soft pink. A striking plant and can be grown in any garden. The large flower heads placed in a tall vase are very decorative and will last for many months without water. Gallon cans, 50c."
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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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