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St. catherines lace
Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

The many \"Wild Buckwheats\" in the genus Eriogonum are native throughout the West; however, the few sold in most nurseries are ones native to Coastal California. Of these, two of the large shrubby species native to the California Channel Islands always merit attention in the drought-tolerant garden. Both Eriogonum giganteum and Eriogonum arborescens grow into good-sized shrubs, with handsome gray-green to grayish white foliage and clusters of pale-pink to rose-pink flowers in late spring and summer. They thrive in well-drained, gravelly soils, and can be stunning in mixed shrubby plantings on dry hillsides.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 57, 8, 914, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
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  • January
    • February
      • March
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • April
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • May
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • June
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • July
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • August
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • September
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

        • Mulch

            Mulch to conserve water use.

      • October
        • Buy

            Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

        • Plant

            Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

        • Water

            Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

      • November
        • December
          • Winter
            • Spring
              • Summer
                • Fall
                  • Buy

                    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                    • March

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • April

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • May

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • June

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • July

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • August

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • September

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                    • October

                      Buy plants in one-gallon containers.

                  • Plant

                    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                    • March

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • April

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • May

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • June

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • July

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • August

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • September

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                    • October

                      Plant in full sun in well-drained soil, with sandy or even gravelly soils preferred. Plants do well on hillsides.

                  • Sow Seeds

                    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                    • Fertilize

                      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                      • Water

                        Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                        • March

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • April

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • May

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • June

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • July

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • August

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • September

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                        • October

                          Water new plants regularly during dry periods to establish. Established plants need only monthly watering during dry periods, but will accept twice-monthly watering.

                      • Prune

                        When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                        • Mulch

                          Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                          • March

                            Mulch to conserve water use.

                          • September

                            Mulch to conserve water use.

                        • Protect

                          When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                          • Pest/Disease Inspection

                            What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                            • Treat for Pest/Disease

                              How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                              • Transplant

                                When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                                • Propagate

                                  When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                                  • Harvest

                                    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                    • Special requirements

                                      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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