Plant Type
Sunlight Amount


Saffron Buckwheat

Blooming right through hot, dry conditions, saffron buckwheat is perfect for rock gardens and other hot, dry sites. Its chartreuse yellow flowers open in early summer and fade to rich rusty brown in late summer. It has fuzzy white foliage, similar to that of dusty miller. Saffron buckwheat grows best in well-drained soil or clay and does well with little or no water in summer.

genus name
  • Eriogonum crocatum
  • Sun
plant type
  • 6 to 12 inches
  • 1 to 3 feet
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • To 2 feet wide
flower color
season features
problem solvers
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Plant saffron buckwheat with

Build a low-water flower border by combining buckwheat saffron with giant coreopsis.

A low-water plant, Mexican feathergrass adds a frilly texture to a saffron buckwheat planting.

Yucca's bold, lance-shape foliage is a perfect complement to saffron buckwheat's soft, fuzzy leaves.

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