Incorporating native plants into your landscape is always the best option. As the plants are native to your particular region, the weather and climates are more suitable for them compared to plants grown in other regions. This is one particular element of xeriscaping; choosing the correct plants for a particular area that require less irrigation.
If you’re looking to add more life to your xeriscape the Snow Mesa Buckwheat is a great western native plant to choose.
Snow Mesa Buckwheat (Eriogonum wrightii) is an annual plant that has the ability to withstand hot, dry climates.
As the seasons change, so do the colors of this ever evolving plant. The Snow Mesa Buckwheat is available in many forms and varieties throughout the Colorado Plateau. The blooming season of the Snow Mesa Buchwheat is from August to November, making now a perfect time to incorporate the plant into your landscape. This particular plant can grow to a height of 18-20 and width of 18-24 inches.
Photo credit: Mike Bone, Denver Botanic Gardens