Eriogonum fasciculatum 'Little Rascal' Little Rascal Buckwheat
Little Rascal Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum 'Little Rascal'
‘Little Rascal’ is an Arizona native that was selected by Civano Nursery for its compact growth habit, long flowering season, beautiful silvery foliage, and superior heat tolerance. It also endures temperatures as low as -20°F, so ‘Little Rascal’ does great in colder climates, too. Because it needs very little maintenance throughout the year, this drought tolerant perennial is a wonderful choice for commercial or streetscape settings. It grows in any soil with good drainage, and its branching root system does a great job of controlling erosion on slopes. Best of all, few plants equal buckwheat‘s value to wildlife. The flowers attract butterflies, native bees and many other beneficial insects. The flower seed is eaten by small birds.
Outstanding plant for attracting beneficial wildlife
Buckwheat is a very important butterfly plant
It attracts native bees and is a good source of nectar
Dried seeds provide abundant food for birds
Dense structure provides cover for lizards and other wildlife
Easy to grow and very low maintenance
Found on dry, rocky slopes and canyons.
‘Little Rascal’ flowers attract all kinds of butterflies, while birds and other native critters find many uses for its seeds, dried flowers, and foliage.
Prune to shape in early spring, shear flower stalks after blooming ends in fall to keep tidy appearance.