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Conejo or Saffron buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)

Conejo or Saffron buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)

Eriogonum crocatum ''

Conejo buckwheat

More About Eriogonum crocatum ''


Conejo buckwheat Growing and Maintenance Tips


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Eriogonum crocatum '' Characteristics


  • Wind resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • California native
  • Cold Tolerant

Flower color

  • Yellow

Foliage color

  • Silver, White, Grey

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Mounding


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Sunny all day - Inland
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Your soil type

  • Clay
  • Sand

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Rabbit resistant
  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts beneficial insects

Suggested uses

  • Firescaping
  • Rock garden
  • Meadow
  • Green roof
  • Median strip


  • California

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