Grown for incredible flowers, tasty buckwheat seeds, feeding beneficial insects, and fixing nitrogen in the soil! In 1987, the very rare Red buckwheat was taken to Japan from the Himalayan Mountains at an altitude of 3,800m by Professor Emeritus Akio Ujihara of Shinshu University. We are told that Takano and Mr. Ujihara further developed this to suit the Japanese climate. Clouds of rose-pink flowers cover this low maintenance perennial buckwheat. The drought tolerant flowers are fantastic to attract beneficial pollinators in abundance and add an amazing pop to long-lasting bouquets. Planted en masse is as stunning as a field of lavender. Easy to grow, deer resistant, drought tolerant and hardy in much of the USA.