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Epimedium hunanense
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Epimedium hunanense

Hunan Fairy Wings

Item #: 8494

Zones: 5b 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)

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Strangely, this wonderful relative of Epimedium davidii was discovered in 1919, but is only now making 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.

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