Monday, August 23, 2010
Eriogonum grande var Rubescens
Not many California natives reward the gardener with so many richly colored flowers. But Red Buckwheat delivers! The caterpillars of Blues feed on this plant. It likes lots of sun and little water. Also, it needs good drainage. Adding pumice to the normal Berkeley clay will help make this plant successful. Blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden.