Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Shale Barrens Buckwheat

Eriogonum allenii ÔLittle RascalÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Eriogonum allenii 'Little Rascal'

Shale Barrens Buckwheat

This long blooming Virginia native is incredibly heat and drought tolerant, thriving in rocky, extremely well-drained soils. All sorts of pollinators flock to its large umbels of golden yellow flowers which age to bronzy orange. Its coarsely textured, durable, grey-green leaves form a basal mound. Introduced by: Jelitto

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 10
  • Height: 16"
  • Spread: 16"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 5 - 10
  • Height: 16"
  • Spread: 16"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Fall, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid-Fall, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Yellow-Gold Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Fall, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes