Eriogonum nudum
‘Ella Nelson’s Yellow’

Eriogonum nudum Ella Nelson's Yellow Eriogonum nudum Ella Nelsons Yellow
photo (right): Kelly Kilpatrick

Creating a showy cloud of primrose yellow pom-poms on a mass of branched stems, this delightful strain of “Naked Buckwheat” found by Eric Nelson (and named after his grandmother, a life-long gardener) is easy to grow, long blooming and drought tolerant! Eric found this form of Eriogonum nudum at the border of Mendocino and Humbolt counties many years ago and it has proved a consistently colored strain. 3’ high and 2’ wide bloom sprays explode in Spring and continue throughout Summer above low, 3” tall and 8-10” wide foliage. Sweet cut flowers and blooms remain interesting through the Fall when the flowers fade to golden brown. Commonly found in open, rocky exposures and thrives best under these conditions. Excellent when massed! Bee magnet and deer resistant!

Eriogonum nudum ‘Ella Nelson’s Yellow’
Low/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 6-10