Eriogonum latifolium

Coast Buckwheat, Seaside Buckwheat

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 2-3'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: California

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Pink / White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 5, 4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-10

A Bit More

If you want to attract native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, then consider the Coast Buckwheat. Native to coastal bluffs from Monterey to Oregon, Eriogonum latifolium is a low, mounding perennial that pushes new growth of velvety, silver leaves in the spring. In the summer, grey stems rise above the foliage and produce pom poms of cream flowers.  Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Hardy to 25° F, this buckwheat is semi-evergreen and doesn’t look like much in the winter. Plant in full or part sun, and surround with evergreen plants so that it can rise up ethereally in the spring and summer.

A Bit More

If you want to attract native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, then consider the Coast Buckwheat. Native to coastal bluffs from Monterey to Oregon, Eriogonum latifolium is a low, mounding perennial that pushes new growth of velvety, silver leaves in the spring. In the summer, grey stems rise above the foliage and produce pom poms of cream flowers.  Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Hardy to 25° F, this buckwheat is semi-evergreen and doesn’t look like much in the winter. Plant in full or part sun, and surround with evergreen plants so that it can rise up ethereally in the spring and summer.