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Conejo or Saffron buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)

Conejo or Saffron buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)

Eriogonum crocatum

Conejo buckwheat


1-2 ft


2-3 ft


3 ft

Eriogonum crocatum Characteristics


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

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)

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer

Your soil type

  • Sand
  • Clay

Water requirements

  • None - Low
  • None

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant
  • Rabbit resistant

Wildlife appeal

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

Suggested uses

  • Median strip
  • Beneficial insect hedgerow
  • Firescaping
  • Rock garden
  • Meadow
  • Green roof


  • California

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