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Eriogonum umbellatum 'Shasta Sulfur'

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Species Name: Eriogonum umbellatum 'Shasta Sulfur'
Common Name: Shasta Sulfur Buckwheat

This beautiful yellow-flowered buckwheat is a great addition to a dry, sunny garden. Tolerant of heat and drought, attracts butterflies and gives summer color. A modest size for smaller gardens, borders and parkways.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 18 in.H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: Selected for the garden. Introduced by Bart O'Brien
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden. Introduced by Bart O'Brien

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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