Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Epimedium chlorandrum 'Sichuan Spider'
Sichuan Spider Fairy Wings
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Epimedium
Item #: 7318
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
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.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers