Red Buckwheat

Eriogonum grande rubescens

A California native perennial shrub with woolly, gray-green foliage that provides summer-long color through a display of showy, dark, rosy red flower clusters. Tolerant of drought, coastal conditions, and poor soils, this species practically thrives on neglect. Well suited for hillsides, container planting, or as a vibrant addition to beds and borders.


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Red Buckwheat

Eriogonum grande rubescens
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1 gallon, 6" h x 10" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features

Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.