Eriogonum latifolium

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Species Name: Eriogonum latifolium
Common Name: Coast Buckwheat

A great buckwheat for coastal gardens. Easy care and solid blooms. Creamy white pom-poms rise above dark green, spoon shaped leaves in the summer. Protect from inland afternoon sun. Good in containers.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low, mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland:part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, North and Central regions of the Central Coast
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs and scrub

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