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Wild buckwheat

Eriogonum spp.

Also known as

Umbrella plant, St Catherine's lace

Eriogonum crocatum by NoahElhardt (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Wild buckwheat Overview

Genus consisting of about 255 evergreen, perennial shrubs and subshrubs, with some annuals and biennials, all from North America. These are grown for their rosettes of hairy, silvery-white coloured leaves and are also known as wild buckwheat. Flowers tend to be white, pink or yellow and created in dense, long-lasting clusters.

Common problems with Wild buckwheat

How to propagate Wild buckwheat

Seed

Seed in spring or autumn.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

Divide perennial root clumps in spring.

Other uses of Wild buckwheat

Grown for their rosette, hairy, often silver or white leaves.

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