August to September
6 to 12 in.
12 to 15 in.
southern Great Plains of United States
USDA zones 2-8
hardy to 10,000 ft.
James' buckwheat is a gorgeous native perennial plant. The leaves grow in a simple mound and are shaped like spatulas.
In late August and September, clusters of creamy white flowers bloom on tall stalks. They age into attractive russet seadheads. This plant looks great with Blonde Ambition blue grama grass and makes a nice "filler" amongst more striking plants.
James' buckwheat is planted in the Dwarf Conifer Rock Garden at the Xeriscape Garden. It has been very reliable and attractive. It blooms at the same time as Blonde Ambition blue grama grass and makes a nice companion for it. Highly recommended.
Remove spent flower stalks when no longer attractive.