California Heritage Plant July 2017


Eriogonum parvifolium ‘Seacliff Buckwheat’ is our choice for California Heritage Plant for July 2017.


Ever hear of the El Segundo Blue Butterfly?  They are almost extinct, they only lay eggs on this Cal Native Buckwheat.  Ten other native species of Butterfly and Moth use this plant.  Seeds and leaves are used by many other animal species.  Seacliff Buckwheat might be one of the most important habitat plants you can choose for your garden.  Expect fast and lush growth from garden living in contrast to the sparse conditions you see when viewing these in a natural setting.  But make sure to let go dry periodically in the warm season!

4″ pot $6.50 at Ploughshares in July