Epimedium

One of my favorite genera in the Berberidacaea, Epimediums are indispensable as ground covers; they are amazingly drought tolerant once established and perfect in difficult dry shaded sites although they will tolerate everything from fairly deep shade to nearly full sun. We particularly like them in conjunction with Cyclamen, the combination of emerging bronze and red foliage is unforgettable in spring; many growers cut back the evergreen forms in early spring to better appreciate the new leaves. Until recently, the selection was a bit slim however there has been a flood of new material emerging from China in recent years. We are pleased to offer a number of outstanding newer forms as well as may of the old favorites. Nomenclature on the new material is still a problem however the new Kew monograph may improve this situation. Please don't be put off by the confusing inner-sepal spur-petal terminology. Just enjoy the exotic spidery flowers and the magnificent foliage. Or perhaps take a walk on the wild side and explore their erotic horny goat weed reputation (as if goats need help in this regard), while we don't advocate them as a Viagra substitute, it may help answer the question of how China got a population that numbers in the billions, some pharmaceutical company could get rich on this one.



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Epimedium 'Black Sea'

Epimedium 'Black Sea'

Considered to be a hybrid between pinnatum colchicum and something else it is an excellent garden plant free blooming with peachy flowers held well above the foliage on wiry stems with deep purple foliage in autumn.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Irene'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Irene'

Very large flowers on compact non-invasive plants Irene looks very neat in the landscape.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilofee'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilofee'

Curiously twisted lavender violet flowers on wiry stems, the combination of very large flowers and almost non-running compact foliage make it a favorite of mine.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Prince' Cc950123

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Prince' Cc950123

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$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Silver Queen'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Silver Queen'

Another large flowered white, big clumps are very impressive.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Yubaei'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Yubaei'

This appears to be identical with 'Rose Queen' with large deep rose pink flowers and fiber optic white tipped spurs.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium grandiflorum v. violaceum cc.980001

Epimedium grandiflorum v. violaceum cc.980001

Large pale purple flowers, very showy.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium versicolor sulphureum

Epimedium versicolor sulphureum

Mint green heart shaped leaves tinged red when young & coppery in fall, sulfur yellow flowers, 1' stems.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium x cantabrigiense

Epimedium x cantabrigiense

A chance hybrid between alpinum and pubigerum that occurred in Cambridge, the two-tone flowers are comprised of bright red sepals and yellow petals and held on 18" stems well above the foliage.____ZONE 4
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Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

Perralderianum x pinnatum colchicum, 'Frohnleiten' is intermediate between the two but with more finely toothed foliage; It has lovely reddish markings in fall some of the literature reports it as a bit tender, I guess our plants never read the books.____ZONE 4
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