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Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace

Eriogonum giganteum is almost always one of the best looking California native plants in the garden. The flowers fade to a brown that contrasts well with the gray leaves. Eriogonum giganteum will grow to 6-8 feet tall and wide. The Saint Catherine's Lace will tolerate a wide variety of soil types and even does well near the coast. Eriogonum giganteum is hardy in temperatures that dip into the teens. Saint Catherine's Lace blooms in late Spring and into the Summer. Eriogonum giganteum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar. The white flowers are a nectar resource for the Acmon Blue, Mournful Duskywing, the California Common Ringlet, Mormon Metalmark, the Umber Skipper Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, Gray Hairstreak, and the Common Buckeye butterflies.

Eriogonum giganteum, Saint Catherine's Lace

Blue flowers of Eriogonum giganteum - Saint Catherine's Lace. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Buckwheats in the Eriogonum genus featured on this site:
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckweat
Eriogonum crocatum * Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckweat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Red Buckwheat, Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat