Joy Creek Nursery

344-044   Eriogonum umbellatum var. porteri     ( Porter's sulfur flower )

Eriogonum umbellatum var. porteri
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We have long been fascinated by the Genus Eriogonum, commonly known as Buckwheats. These sub-shrubs are endemic to North America and often grow in areas with little rainfall. Of the many Buckwheats that we have grown, Eriogonum umbellatum var. porteri has proven to be one of the easiest for the home gardener. This small diminutive, evergreen shrub forms a tight rosette of glossy dark green leaves. The form we sell comes from high elevation mountainous areas in Beaver County, Utah. In the summer, umbels of small yellow flowers rise on short flowering stems. As the flowers mature they turn red brown.

July to September.  4 in.. x 12 in.

Yellow flowers

Sun     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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