Kannah Creek® Buckwheat
Referring to a woolly plant with bent stems, this diverse North American genus aptly procures its name from the Greek word erion, which translates “wool,” and gonu meaning “knee or joint.” Our noteworthy Wild Buckwheat selections offer attractive foliage and intrepid personas coupled with a flood of blooms for pollinators and gardeners alike.
Hailing from western Colorado, this long-lived Plants Select introduction celebrates a colorful tough-as-nails constitution that triumphs over cold, heat, drought and deer. Low slow-spreading mats of small leathery green leaves premier copious tiny bright yellow blossoms on 12 to 15 in. stalks. Favored by beneficial insects, bee, birds and butterflies, the striking cut-flower-perfect blooms deepen to orange and eventually turn rust by autumn, while the attractive evergreen foliage develops red and purple hues. Well-suited for troughs, edging, alpine gardens and broad sweeps, ‘Psdowns’ relishes either a lean sandy soil or an average garden loam, an early spring trim plus plenty of sun.
Size: 12" – 16" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.