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Epimedium leptorrhizum

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Item #: 4051

Zones: 6a to 9b, guessing


Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Epimedium leptorrhizum hails from Guizhou and Sichuan, China. This little-known species that is essentially a dwarf, running Epimedium brachyrrhizum. Spreading by slender rhizomes (leptos = slender), Epimedium leptorrhizum can expand by 8" per year. The 8" tall clump is topped in late March (NC) with short flower spikes of large, pink-lavender flowers, often with contrasting lighter purple spurs. Epimedium leptorrhizum prefers not to get bone-dry for long periods.