Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Description: average, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6
Additional Tags: cut flowers, dried flowers, rock garden plant
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Eriogonum alleniiAlso known as:
shale barren buckwheat
Yellow buckwheat is endemic to shale barrens of Virginia and West Virginia. It is one of a handful of Eastern species of the genus Eriogonum, which is native exclusively to North America. Most species are found in the Western US. It has oblong, woolly leaves in whorls The stems freely branch, with flat-topped clusters of numerous yellow flowers. It is long blooming.
Eriogonum allenii should be grown in full sun with excellent drainage. It is an ideal plant for rock gardens and well drained gravelly slopes. Cut back after flowering unless seed collection is desired. Long blooming from July to September. Zone 6
Propagate from seed, or by careful division in spring or early summer
Good for cut flower arrangements, both fresh and dried.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
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