Grown for incredible flowers, tasty buckwheat seeds and feeding beneficial insects! 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 buckwheat. The flowers are fantastic to attract beneficial pollinators in abundance and add an amazing pop to long-lasting bouquets. Planted en masse, it is as stunning as a field of lavender.