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Epimedium acuminatum 'Night Mistress' (Night Mistress Fairy Wings) #7971

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$26.00   
Epimedium acuminatum 'Night Mistress' is a 2004 Darrell Probst introduction from his 2000 wild collection near Nanchuan in China's Chongqing municipality. The 2' wide clumps of Epimedium 'Night Mistress' are adorned with long, arching flower spikes in early spring that are laden with large flowers whose inner sepals look like giant purple spiders with contrasting white exterior sepals on the back. Epimedium acuminatum is best planted on a raised slope so you can enjoy the dangling flowers.

Epimedium acuminatum 'Ruby Shan' (Ruby Shan Fairy Wings) #7969

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$23.00   
Epimedium acuminatum 'Ruby Shan' is a 1996 Dan Hinkley/Heronswood collection from Sichuan, China. Epimedium 'Ruby Shan' forms a 1' tall x 30" wide clump with lovely, long, pointed, evergreen leaves that emerge heavily patterned with purple. The long arching flower spikes open for us in late March to reveal large spider-like flowers...white sepals back the contrasting long raspberry spurs and matching cup...so very nice.

Epimedium 'Atlas' (Atlas Fairy Wings) #1727

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Epimedium 'Atlas’ is a lovely fairy wing introduction from Canada's Free Spirit Nursery. This floriferous fairy wings hybrid forms a 1' tall x 30" wide clump with flower stalks holding the spring-born, spider-shaped, ivory white flowers, backed by contrasting lavender pink sepals.

Epimedium baieali-guizhouense (Baieali-guizhouense Fairy Wings) #8865

Zone: 5a to 7b,

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$26.00   
(aka: E. borealiguizhousense) Epimedium baieali-guizhouense is a recently discovered (published 1993) Chinese species from Yunnan and Guizhou provinces where it can be found between 1,000' and 2,000' elevation. Epimedium baieali-guizhouense makes a robust, evergreen, 4' wide clump with long, spiny-edged green leaves and topped in spring with 18" tall stalks of cloud-like flower heads, each containing hundreds (we estimated) of tiny white flowers...really quite extraordinary in the woodland shade garden.

Epimedium chlorandrum 'Sichuan Spider' (Sichuan Spider Fairy Wings) #7318

Zone: 6a to 9b,

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$24.00   
The rare evergreen fairy wing, Epimedium chlorandrum from Sichuan, China, was identified as a new species in 1997, and our form is a Dan Hinkley collection, DJHC705. We've added the cultivar name Epimedium chlorandrum 'Sichuan Spider' to distinguish this clone from other imposters floating around as Epimedium chlorandrum. Epimedium 'Sichuan Spider' forms a glossy-foliaged 2' tall clump. In early spring, the long arching flower spikes emerge, each bearing 30-60 flowers and backed by two three-leaflet leaves (often red mottled). The stalks hold 1.5" flowers that dangle like large yellow spiders, each backed by long white sepals and touched off by a blush of purple on the back. This vigorous grower has been an amazing performer for us...we think you will enjoy it as well.

Epimedium 'Dancing Stars' (Dancing Stars Fairy Wings) #8862

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
This amazing 2012 Plant Delights introduction is an Epimedium acuminatum hybrid that is among the most floriferous fairy wings we've ever seen. Epimedium 'Dancing Stars' makes a vigorously growing, 18" tall x 30" wide clump, adorned with arching terminal panicles of large flowers composed of long white spurs and yellow cups. Epimedium 'Dancing Stars' starts flowering for us in late March and continues to produce sporadic flowers until early June...simply outstanding!

Epimedium 'Domino' (Domino Fairy Wings) #8493

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$25.00   
Epimedium 'Domino' is a dazzling 2004 Darrell Probst hybrid that's one of our absolute favorite epimediums. The tight clumps of long, spiny green leaves are heavily flecked with amber. In April and May, each 3' wide clump of Epimedium 'Domino' is topped with 2' tall, hairy, burgundy, arching spikes of large white-spurred flowers, each highlighted by a maroon flower tip...exceedingly floriferous compared to most of the industry standards. Our 4-year-old, deer-resistant clumps produce over 100 flower spikes...simply superb.

Epimedium fargesii (Farges's Fairy Wings) #6232

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$21.00   
Epimedium fargesii is a unique and very rare Chinese epimedium species that's one of our favorites in the genus. Unfortunately, it's probably not one that will ever be appreciated by the marigold and impatiens crowd. The 18" arching flower spikes of Epimedium fargesii top the long, narrow-leaf evergreen clumps in early spring with dangling purple and white dodecatheon-like flowers...stunningly simple!

Epimedium franchetii 'Lemon Drop' (Lemon Drop Franchet's Fairy Wings) #6844

Zone: 6a to 9b,

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$25.00   
Epimedium franchetii 'Lemon Drop' is our selection of the easy-to-grow, early flowering, clump-forming fairy wing from Hubei and Guizhou Provinces of China, that has only recently been introduced into cultivation in the US. The first stalks of Epimedium franchetii 'Lemon Drop' to emerge in spring are clothed with light bronze-emerging 5" long leaves and topped with terminal clusters of large, lemon-yellow flowers, each backed by creamy yellow sepals that resemble giant floating spiders. We recommend cutting back the evergreen foliage of Epimedium franchetii in early spring if it has become tattered during the winter.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pierre's Purple' (Pierre's Purple Fairy Wings) #2827

Available: 06-05-2015

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

We are delighted to again offer this hard-to-find selection of Epimedium grandiflorum from our friend Pierre Bennerup of Sunny Border, via Darrell Probst. Epimedium 'Pierre's Purple' features stunning, large purple flowers unlike any color we have seen on an epimedium. The flowers emerge just prior to the new foliage on this deciduous deer-resistant clumping selection.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Queen' (Red Queen Fairy Wings) #6228

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 14" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$21.00   
Epimedium 'Red Queen' is a magnificent Japanese selection of Epimedium grandiflorum that boasts large (6" long x 4" wide) heart-shaped leaves on a tight-clumping epimedium. In spring, the deer-resistant clumps are topped with stunning rose-red flowers...one of the most brilliantly colored epimediums we have seen. We'd like to lobby for a domestic partnership arrangement with, say, Epimedium 'Purple Prince' or perhaps Epimedium 'Amber Queen'...your preference.

Epimedium grandiflorum var. higoense 'Bandit' (Bandit Fairy Wings) #5123

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$25.00   
Wow!...That's the only word we could find to express our reaction when we first saw a clump of Epimedium 'Bandit'. This truly distinctive epimedium emerges with small leaves that are surrounded by a 0.5" wide "hand painted" border of dark burgundy-purple. Atop the amazing foliage are large clusters of contrasting, creamy-white flowers. Epimedium 'Bandit' was originally purchased unnamed in Japan by We-Du Nursery and named in 2000 by epimedium guru, Darrell Probst. We are thrilled to be able to share this superb deer-resistant selection with our customers!

Epimedium ilicifolium (Holly-leaf Fairy Wings) #1855

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
(aka: Epimedium ilicifolium Cc 001497/PDN001) We are very pleased to offer the recently published (1998) fairy wing species, Epimedium ilicifolium. Our plants are from a Darrell Probst collection above the snowline at 5,000'+ elevation in China's Shaanxi province. Epimedium ilicifolium was named for its foliar resemblance to the holly genus, Ilex. Epimedium ilicifolium makes a delightfully unique small clump to only 1' tall x 18" wide. The medium green, spiny foliage is topped, starting in late March, with 18" long flower spikes, each laden with 25-30 large spidery flowers composed of yellow spurs and an inner chartreuse cup. Epimedium ilicifolium is truly one of the most unique species in the genus epimedium.

Epimedium 'Lilac Cascade' (Lilac Cascade Fairy Wings) #9193

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$25.00   
Epimedium 'Lilac Cascade' is a 2001 Darrell Probst introduction, a cross of Epimedium sempervirens 'Candy Hearts' x Epimedium grandiflorum 'Yubae'. The semi-evergreen, heart-shaped foliage of Epimedium 'Lilac Cascade' re-emerges in spring flushed with lilac, which soon morphs to a reddish leaf edge that disappears with spring warmth. The stalks of cascading mauvy-lavender flowers top the clump starting in mid-March (NC).

Epimedium 'Making Waves' (Making Waves Fairy Wings) #7972

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$26.00   
Epimedium 'Making Waves' is a 2003 introduction from Diana Reeck at Washington's Collector's Nursery. Epimedium 'Making Waves' forms a 15" tall x 2' wide clump topped, starting in mid-April (NC), with numerous flower stalks of purple cups, each backed by white sepals. The flowers contrast nicely against the rich green, incredibly wavy foliage, which emerges with a narrow purple border. As the flowers age, they change to nearly white. Epimedium 'Making Waves' behaves similarly to Epimedium x youngianum hybrids and is one of the first cultivars to go dormant in fall. This has been a superb cultivar in our trials!

Epimedium x omeiense 'Akame' (Akame Fairy Wings) #6840

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
(aka: Epimedium 'Rigoletto', 'Emei Shan') Epimedium 'Akame' is Mikinori Ogisu's Epimedium x omeiense type specimen (the clone from which the species was named) from China's sacred Mt. Omei. The 2' wide clumps of large evergreen leaves are topped, starting in early April (NC), with spikes of raspberry-spurred flowers, each highlighted by a contrasting yellow cup. 'Akame' is a Japanese word that means red bud. As with all epimediums, moist but well-drained, rich woodland soils produce the best results.

Epimedium x omeiense 'Myriad Years' (Myriad Years Fairy Wings) #7327

Zone: 5a to 8b,possibly warmer

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$29.00   
We are pleased to re-introduce this wonderful 2002 Heronswood introduction for those who missed it the first time around. Epimedium 'Myriad Years' is Dan Hinkley's clonal collection from limestone cliffs in Sichuan, China. Dan's 2002 catalog stated, "It has proven to be the most spectacular that I currently cultivate." The 1' tall, glossy evergreen clump has new foliage that emerges with a pink flush and is topped in late spring with 20" arching spikes of large, spider-like, bicolor flowers...dark purple spurs backed by mauvy pink sepals. Epimedium 'Myriad Years' is a slowly-spreading fairy wing that makes a 3' wide patch in 5 years.

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Frohnleiten Fairy Wings) #2984

Zone: 5b to 8b,at least

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
Epimedium 'Frohnleiten' is a spectacular hybrid (Epimedium perralderianum x Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum) from Germany's Heinz Klose. In April (NC), Epimedium 'Frohnleiten' clumps are composed of superbly red mottled newly-emerging, heart-shaped green leaves which are topped with panicles of large butter-yellow flowers...a great woodland specimen. Epimedium 'Frohnleiten' is a spreading fairy wing (6-8" per year), whose foliage remains evergreen from Zone 6 southward, although we shear it back just prior to flowering.

Epimedium 'Picture Frame' (Picture Frame Fairy Wings) #9201

Zone: 5a to 8b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
(aka: Epimedium PDN08-04) Epimedium 'Picture Frame' is a 2014 Plant Delights introduction that forms an 18" tall x 30" wide clump in the woodland garden. The new foliage emerges in mid-April (NC) lightly speckled with purple flecks followed by sprays of large, dangling white flowers that just exceed the foliage. Just as the flowers emerge, a second flush of foliage also emerges with each leaf sporting a burgundy border that has more prominent leaf speckling...really, quite amazing!

Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' (Pink Champagne Fairy Wings) #8936

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$27.00   
Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' is one of the finest epimediums to ever hit the market from the hand of breeder Darrell Probst. The long, tapered evergreen leaves are heavily speckled with large, dark purple blotches. Starting in early April, the 2' tall x 2' wide clumps of Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' are laden with 15" long floral spikes, each dripping with flowers composed of large white spurs attached to a dramatic raspberry cup...simply superb!

Epimedium 'Pretty in Pink' (Pretty in Pink Fairy Wings) #8484

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$27.00   
Epimedium 'Pretty in Pink' is a 2012 Plant Delights introduction that is in a word...marvelous. This vigorous Epimedium grandiflorum hybrid forms a 3' wide clump of tardily deciduous foliage. In spring, the foliage emerges with a delicious raspberry and green pattern and is topped, starting in late March, with very upright stalks of large pink-spurred flowers highlighted by a raspberry cup...simply superb!

Epimedium sagittatum 'Love Potion No. 9' (Sagittate Horny Goat Weed) #7978

Zone: 6a to 8b,

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Epimedium sagittatum Cc 950015) The rarely offered southeastern Chinese Epimedium sagittatum is renowned for many things. We value it for its ornamental value, but many folks prize it more as the active ingredient in certain male enhancement products. The spectacular, sharply triangular, glossy, evergreen, spiny-edged leaves of Epimedium sagittatum emerge bronze in spring. In midspring, the clumps are topped with airy terminal spikes of tiny flowers...light purple with a yellow center. Our plants are propagated from the splendid Kew Gardens form (from back when they actually shared plants), that we named Epimedium sagittatum 'Love Potion No. 9'. You're sure to love this...in sooo many ways!

Epimedium sempervirens 'Candy Hearts' (Candy Hearts Fairy Wings) #9194

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$21.00   
Epimedium sempervirens 'Candy Hearts' is a 2001 Darrell Probst introduction that forms a 10" tall x 2' wide semi-evergreen clump of dark green foliage that emerges rosy violet in late winter, morphs to green leaves with a violet edge, then finally changes to solid green. The clumps are topped, starting in early April (NC), with terminal clusters of light lavender flowers that just top the emerging foliage...quite special in the early spring garden.

Epimedium 'Songbirds' (Songbirds Fairy Wings) #2201

Zone: 5a to 8b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$35.00   
(Epimedium PDN08-03) I usually don't have trouble finding enough adjectives to describe my excitement about a plant, but such occurred with our 2014 Plant Delights fairy wing introduction, Epimedium 'Songbirds'. This incredible fairy wing is the most floriferous cultivar we've ever grown. The 18" tall x 30" wide clump of Epimedium 'Songbirds' is topped, starting in late March, with an insanely large number of flower stalks that hold the large yellow spidery flowers well above the foliage...what a truly amazing show!

Epimedium sp. nov. 'Spine Tingler' (Spine Tingler Fairy Wings) #2208

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$32.00   
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' is a 2008 Darrell Probst introduction...a selection of a still unnamed species of Chinese fairy wing that Darrell discovered on a remote cliff in Sichuan, China. The undulating, evergreen (even in Zone 5), spiny leaves (like the similar Epimedium ilicifolium) are quite narrow...less than 1" wide. Starting in late March (NC), the foliage, which emerges brushed with light chocolate, is topped with short but floriferous spikes of light yellow flowers...sure to be a spine tingler in your late winter garden.

Epimedium sp. 'The Giant' (The Giant Fairy Wings) #9317

Zone: 5a to 8b,guessing

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$65.00   
Epimedium sp. 'The Giant' is an extraordinarily rare, still unnamed species, first discovered in 2001 by epimedium guru Darrell Probst near Chongquing, China. Epimedium 'The Giant' was subsequently introduced by Probst in 2007 for $500 each. We were fortunate to have been able to purchase one of the few plants sold and are now thrilled to have enough to share. For us, Epimedium 'The Giant' has grown into a 1' tall x 30" wide clump of evergreen foliage topped in spring with a tangle of wispy 3'-4' tall stalks, some holding up to several hundred large, spider-like, light yellow flowers, each highlighted by an amber tinged cup. Epimedium 'The Giant' is the only indeterminate flowering epimedium, meaning a single floral stalk continues to produce new flowering branches for up to three months.

Epimedium 'Splish Splash' (Splish Splash Fairy Wings) #9203

Zone: 5a to 8b,guessing

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$22.00   
Epimedium 'Splish Splash' is an amazing 2013 Plant Delights introduction from a 2007 seedling that forms a vigorous 18" tall x 3' wide clump of amazing, heavily splashed, green and reddish-bronze leaves. In mid-spring the dazzling clumps are topped by 18" tall well-branched sprays of small white flowers...quite a show with or without the flowers. When the weather warms, the older leaves eventually change to solid green.

Epimedium 'Spritzer' (Spritzer Fairy Wings) #8036

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$24.00   
This 2002 fairy wing introduction from Epimedium breeder Darrell Probst is one of the most unique and attention-getting specimens in our woodland garden. Epimedium 'Spritzer' makes an 18" tall x 30" wide, deer-resistant, evergreen clump of long, pointed leaves that are heavily speckled with purple in spring. The giant, arching, 28" long flower spikes are adorned with an abundance of large yellow flowers highlighted by rosy pink sepals. Epimedium 'Spritzer' starts flowering for us in early April (NC) and, due to its Epimedium membranaceum parentage, continues to flower into the summer.

Epimedium 'Sunny and Share' (Sunny and Share Fairy Wings) #8858

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 14" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$23.00   
(aka: E. PDN 05-018) This 2012 Plant Delights Nursery introduction probably has Epimedium platypetalum in its background. Epimedium 'Sunny and Share' is a spreading (not wildly) plant that forms a 14" tall x 4' wide thick evergreen patch in 5 years. The small green leaves are nicely flecked with bronze and the foliage is topped, starting in early April, with an incredible number of short flower spikes laden with small yellow bells. This is one of the longest flowering epimediums we grow, often producing flowers into midsummer...pretty darn amazing!

Epimedium x versicolor 'Strawberry Blush' (Strawberry Blush Fairy Wings) #8833

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$23.00   
Epimedium 'Strawberry Blush' is a 2004 Darrell Probst introduction...another excellent selection of the wonderful Epimedium x versicolor group. The slowly-expanding patch can reach 2-3' wide in 5 years. The copper-maroon new foliage develops a central green pattern before eventually turning all green. From late March through late April, Epimedium x versicolor 'Strawberry Blush' is topped with short spikes of simply stunning flowers...large pale pink sepals, bright red spurs, and a contrasting yellow cup. These are so beautiful, they could be grown just for the deer-resistant foliage...the flowers are a real bonus!

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' (Sulphureum Fairy Wings) #2658

Zone: 5a to 8b,

Height: 16" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$18.00   
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' is one of the older hybrids (Epimedium grandiflorm x Epmimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum), that was selected prior to 1849. Despite its 165+ age, Epimedium 'Sulphureum' is still one of the best garden selections. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' spreads much faster (4-6" per year) and is slightly taller than its sister Epimedium 'Neosulphureum'. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' will quickly form a dense mass of foliage even in the worst conditions...a superb choice for a small, impenetrable woodland groundcover. In early spring, the bright red flower stalks emerge topped with light yellow flowers (mid-March in NC). Within a few more days, the green foliage with dramatic red mottling also emerges, creating a nice foil for the scapes of pale yellow flowers.

Epimedium 'William Stearn' (William Stearn Fairy Wings) #8857

Zone: 5a to 8b,guessing

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$24.00   
Epimedium 'William Stearn' is a fairy wing hybrid from Robin White of England's Blackthorn Nursery, named after the late Professor William Stearn, who completed the updated monograph "The Genus Epimedium" just prior to his death in 2001. For us, Epimedium 'William Stearn' makes a 15" tall x 3' wide clump topped, starting in mid-April, with long spikes of large spider-like flowers with long cherry-red spurs, backed by mauvy pink sepals...truly a unique gem, much like the late Professor Stearn.

Epimedium wushanense (Wushan Fairy Wings) #5683

Zone: 6a to 8b,possibly colder

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
Epimedium wushanense is one of the rarest species we've ever offered. This is the real Epimedium wushanense, not the other misidentified new species that is offered as Epimedium 'Carmel'. From a very small population in the Wushan Mountains in eastern Sichuan's Three Gorges area comes this fabulous clumper, previously introduced only in small quantities by epimedium guru, Darrell Probst, in 2004. The 10" long x 3" wide, dark green, spiny leaves, often flushed in spring with pink or bronze, are the background for the 2' long, densely packed, arching flower spikes holding up to 100 flowers each. Each 1.5" wide flower has a white back and contrasting yellow cup.

Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws' (Sandy Claws Fairy Wings) #8861

Zone: 6a to 8b,possibly colder

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$28.00   
(aka: E. wushanense Spiny Leaves CC014633) This amazing selection of the rare Chinese Epimedium wushanense was introduced in 2006 by Darrell Probst for $150, but without a cultivar name...listed only as spiny leaf form. We find it so exceptional that we've added the clonal name, Epimedium 'Sandy Claws'. This gem is a dwarf spreading selection of the rare normally clumping Epimedium wushanense that forms a 1' tall x 4' wide patch in 5 years. The spiny-edged foliage emerges a luscious chocolate in spring when it is topped by short, thickly-packed panicles of large creamy yellow flowers held just above the foliage. We've grown lots of epimediums, but have never seen anything like this.

Epimedium wushanense 'Starlite' (Starlite Wushan Fairy Wing) #9199

Zone: 6a to 8b,possibly colder

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$35.00   
Epimedium wushanense 'Starlite' is a 2015 Plant Delights Nursery introduction...a special form of the rare Chinese fairy wing that we selected years earlier from a seedling batch. Epimedium wushanense 'Starlite' is a tight clumper, producing 2' tall stalks that emerge at a 45 degree angle, forming an 18" tall x 3' wide specimen topped, starting in late March or early April, with massive, congested terminal inflorescences of large light yellow flowers, each backed by creamy spurs. Epimedium wushanense 'Starlite' has the largest and most upright flower heads of any Epimedium wushanense we've seen...a magnificent specimen in the woodland garden!

Epimedium x youngianum 'Royal Flush' (Royal Flush Fairy Wings) #7973

Zone: 4a to 8b,

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$23.00   
Epimedium 'Royal Flush', a 2004 Darrell Probst introduction, is one of our favorite Epimedium x youngianum hybrids. Epimedium 'Royal Flush' emerges with purple-bronze tinted leaves that are adorned with short spikes of light lavender flowers in mid-spring. As the weather warms, the older foliage eventually turns to green, although the color holds longer than other Epimedium x youngianums we've grown. Epimedium 'Royal Flush' has proven to be a very strong grower that remains a 2' wide, tight, semi-evergreen, deer-resistant clump.

Epimedium zhushanense (Zhushan Fairy Wings) #3996

Zone: 5a to 8b,at least

Height: 14" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

$35.00   
(aka: Epimedium zhushanense Cc031072) We are so excited to be able to finally share the true, rare Epimedium zhushanense, hailing from near Zhushan in China's Hubei province. Published as a new species in 1985, Epimedium zhushanense is an amazing plant, with large spiny evergreen foliage that is topped, starting in early April (NC), with upright arching flower spikes of huge Epimedium acuminatum-like flowers...dark purple spurs backed by mauvy-pink sepals...truly scrumptious! Epimedium zhushanense is truly a stunning clump-forming fairy wing in the woodland garden.


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