Eriogonum cinereum (ashleaf / coastal buckwheat)
Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
A fast growing evergreen shrub that grows 2-4 feet high and 3-5 wide. Leaves are covered with small densely matted woolen hairs with
whitish-pink flower clusters on grey foliage. A plant for erosion control in dry coastal areas. .
Plant alongside other natives of the California coastal scrub region, such as California Larkspur (Delphinium californicum), Common Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa), Maritime Brome (Bromus maritimus), and Monterey Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja latifolia).
Do not prune in late spring as you will remove forming buds which will form this season's blooms. After flowering, leave spent flowers to dry into red / brown clusters. This is part of the desired look of native buckwheats.
-Plant in full sun
-Clay, Loam, Sand and requires good drainage
-Low amounts of supplemental water during summer
-Hardy to 15 degrees