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Epimedium franchetii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Epimedium franchetii

Franchett's Fairy Wings

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Item #: 3375

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: China

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

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This easy-to-grow and early flowering, clump-forming species from the Hubei and Guizhou Provinces of China has only recently been introduced into cultivation in the US. The stems bear 5"+ long leaves and can reach lengths of 2'. The first stalks to emerge in spring are clothed at the tip with large, lemon-yellow flowers that resemble giant floating spiders. We recommend cutting back the evergreen foliage in early spring if it has become tattered during the winter.