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 platypetalum

Epimedium platypetalum

Ex Kaichen via H&H. Botanicals, this has rather rounded heavily toothed leaves and rather large white flowers as with all the Chen Yi stuff, the plants are nice, but the name is suspect.
$19.00

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Epimedium stellulatum 'Wudang Star'

Epimedium stellulatum 'Wudang Star'

A rare Chinese species only recently available with long distinctive spiny foliage and 18 sprays of 40+ starry flowers, 'Wudang Star' features contrasting brownish mauve petals and an extremely floriferous habit.____ZONE 4
$19.00

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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
$15.00

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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
$15.00

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Epimedium x perralchicum 'Wisley'

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Wisley'

The original perralchicum this is a chance crossing that occurred at Wisley between Perralderianum x pinnatum colchicum, which were growing near each other, it produces masses of round orangish yellow flowers quite unlike the spidery stars that are typical of Epimedium.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium x perralderianum 'Weihenstephan'

Epimedium x perralderianum 'Weihenstephan'

In cultivation since the 1860's, this Algerian species is a lot tougher than you would expect, 'Weihenstephan' is similar to the species but faster spreading with larger leaves and flowers.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium x rubrum

Epimedium x rubrum

Hybrid with unusual red & yellow flowers, this multiplies well and is very hardy.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium x warleyense

Epimedium x warleyense

A garden hybrid between Epimedium pinnatum colchicum and Epimedium alpinum with coppery orange flowers, it has been around for quite a while but remains an excellent garden plant.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Epimedium x youngianum 'Kozakura' cc.950194

Epimedium x youngianum 'Kozakura' cc.950194

Another of the new youngianum clones this came from Darrell Probst, the pale pink downward facing bell-like flowers appear double from a distance.____ZONE 4
$19.00

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