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Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek'

Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek'

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  • expected in August

This pollinator favorite buckwheat was selected from the Kannah Creek region of Colorado. It is an excellent ground cover that adds multi-season interest to the rock or dry garden. The low carpet of leathery green leaves is topped by bright yellow-aging to orange flowers all summer. As fall temperatures set in, the foliage transitions to brilliant shades of red and purple. Seedpods will remain on the plant through winter, if not eaten by birds first. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Distinctions: 2007 Plant Select Winner

Zones: 3 to 11

Family: Polygonaceae

Type: Perennial

Height: 6 to 9 in.

Spread: 18 to 24 in.

Exposure: Full Sun

Soil Conditions: well-drained, dry, average

Bloom Time: June to September

Bloom Color: yellow turning orange. Purple-red winter foliage

Native Range: western North America from California to Colorado to central Canada

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