Hunan Fairy Wings
Item #: 8494
Zones: 5b to 8b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Strangely, this wonderful relative of Epimedium davidii was discovered in 1919, but only recently made it into commerce thanks to epimedium guru, Darrell Probst. Epimedium hunanense is endemic to a small region straddling the Chinese provinces of Hunan and Guangxi. In the garden, Epimedium hunanense makes a slowly spreading, evergreen, deer-resistant clump to 1' tall x 2' wide, topped from early April through early May with 15" long spikes of large, yellow, spider-like flowers. For us, both the randomly-toothed leaves and flowers are slightly larger than the more commonly grown Epimedium davidii.