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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

34

One of the showiest of the buckwheats with its many clusters of bright yellow flowers

Scientific  Name:

Eriogonum compositum

Common Name 1

› Arrowleaf Buckwheat

Family:

Polygonaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Heartleaf Buckwheat

Common Name 3

› Northern Buckwheat

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Dry, rocky soils

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Foliage Description:

Leaves, on long, slender stalks, are oval to heart-shaped. Matted clumps of basal leaves with leafless stems

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Flower is sometimes white

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

12"

Mature spread:

12"

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Cliffs; talus; open rocky slopes

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Food

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Deadhead old flowers

Fall Care:

Lightly pinch back in fall for denser growth following year

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Pinch or lightly prune the center after planting, or else the center of the plant will either mound up or thin out.

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RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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