The last several weeks have been a floriferous blur in our epimedium collection house. These amazing woodland perennials flower for 4-8 weeks, depending on the variety. Below is a small fraction of the exceptional clones we grow. Epimedium ‘Rise and Shine’ is a 2020 PDN/JLBG introduction of a hybrid of Epimedium ‘Domino’. The leaves are
Looking lovely in the gardens today is the incredible Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’. This 2007 Darrell Probst introduction still remains one of the finest fairy wing cultivars ever introduced. Our plant below is growing where it receives a couple of hours of mid-day sun. A mature clump will reach 2′ tall x 3′ wide. Winter hardiness
Looking absolutely fabulous in the garden now is the superb new fairy wing introduction, Epimedium ‘Lyrical Lemonade’, from the handiwork of plantsman, Hans Hansen. It’s hard to imagine where you’d fit any more flowers. Hardy in zones 5a to 8b.
Sometimes when walking through our production greenhouses, it’s hard to contain our excitement about all the cool plants. For those unable to visit, here’s a shot from our epimedium greenhouses today…so many great new selections for the woodland garden!
On the dwarf side, Blue star creeper, Laurentia fluvitalis is looking great for us now. This tiny groundcover that likes moist sites in sun to part sun, tops out at only 1″ tall, smothered in tiny light sky blue flowers…perfect in the fairy garden or draping over the edges of a container. The growth rate
It just doesn’t get any cuter than the tiny rock garden scilla-relative, Ledebouria ‘Dawie Human’. Topping out at 1-2″ tall, be sure to plant it in a special spot, so it doesn’t get overlooked….like a fairy or gnome garden. If you’re in the far north, enjoy it as a container plant. Here it is after
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to photograph epimediums, but it’s not an easy task…especially the white-flowered cultivars. I was finally able get a decent shot of our Epimedium ‘Splish Splash’ this week and wanted to share it. With our cool spring, epimediums have had a very long flowering period.
Here’s an oldie but goodie fairy wing that I wouldn’t garden without, Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnletien’…love the foliage and the flowers.