Denver Plants

Common name: "Sulphur Flower" or "Sulphur Buckwheat"
Latin name:
Eriogonum umbellatum
Sulfur Flower
Zone: 4 - 8
Elevation to:
Growth habit:
Mat forming

Max height:
8" - 12"
Spread: 24" - 36"
Flowers: Yes, June - August

Flower type: Umbels
Native to area: Yes
Available varieties: 3+
Water: Pictured: Erigonum umbellatum
Sulphur Flower
Cultivation: Sulphur Flower prefers to be planted in full sun in well drained soil. The plant actually prefers sandy or gravely, poor soils. "Sulfur Flower" is a Colorado native plant that tolerates drought very well. Flowers will appear during mid summer. The mounds of evergreen foliage turn from bronze to deep red in fall.

Sulphur Flower seed needs to be started one season in advance. Your best be is to purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden Center. "Sulfur Flower is a bit difficult to divide.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Aphids, powdery mildew or spider mites.
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