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A rare and quite spectacular plant with clusters of brightest yellow flowers held above compact rosettes of attractive, powdered woolly-white, leathery leaves. It makes an exciting addition to any rock garden or border, and thrives in dry coastal areas. although it appreciates some occasional water. It is native to Ventura Co. USA, where it grows on open, dry hillsides, often in crags in rock faces, and is a very important butterfly and bee plant. Seeds very scarce.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.

Key Facts


Common name:Saffron Buckwheat

Classification:Hardy biennial


Packet Content:6 seeds (Approx)

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