Eriogonum fasciculatum ‘Warriner Lytle’

California buckwheat 'Warriner Lytle'


Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Description

‘Warriner Lyle’ is a low-growing selection of the widespread California buckwheat. It grows in a spreading mound to about 2 feet tall and six feet wide, with fine needle-like leaves covering draping branches. The flowers of late spring and early summer are white with just a hint of pink. The long bloom attracts a variety of pollinators. The dark seed heads can be left on through the winter as a seed source for birds, or trimmed off in the fall for a cleaner appearance. ‘Warriner Lytle’ seems to be more widely available than the other low-growing California buckwheat selection, ‘Theodore Payne,’ perhaps because it is more accepting of medium draining soil. This is a great buckwheat for small spaces, and is a good candidate for a parking strip.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen