Sprouted from a winter sowing.
In flower September.
Wow! Very nice, Caroline! The leaves are so different from our locally-native buckwheats and even from so many of the more southerly species - very exotic! Amazingly richly coloured flowers too.
Some info on it:
It will be interesting to see if it is capable of wintering over, although from the info one can find, it seems to be one of the less hardy ones, well-adapted to its limited coastal California range. I hope it sets some seed for next year. Even if it doesn't, its a very cheerful, colourful bloom for late September!
P.S. I deleted your duplicate posting.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
An interesting foray in every respect, Caroline! And nice plant!
Is that next to your house for some winter warmth?
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The seeds were from last year's Exchange, and I ordered them before i researched this plant.
It may not survive our winter, but we are never sure until we try to over winter them.
I have three strong plants, but only one flowered. They are on a sunny dry slope.
I suppose that I could protect them with a rose hut. I will mound peat moss over them.
My worry is that the local hares will find them tasty !