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.
An interesting foray in every respect, Caroline! And nice plant!
Is that next to your house for some winter warmth?
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 !