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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'

Dark Beauty Fairy Wings

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Item #: 6231

Zones: 4a to 8b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Japan

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


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This deer-resistant selection of the deciduous Japanese Epimedium grandiflorum arose in the garden of the late Harold Epstein...a probable rendezvous between Epimedium 'Yubae' and Epimedium 'Silver Queen'. I understand Harold actually encouraged this in his garden as long as he got to watch. The green foliage, which emerges chocolate/purple, is topped with large purple-and-white bicolor flowers in spring. For us, Epimedium 'Dark Beauty' is lightly fragrant with a citrus-like aroma in the afternoon.