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Epimedium membranaceum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Epimedium membranaceum

Fairy Wings

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Item #: 5750

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 22" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

E. membranaceum is another little-known Chinese species with tremendous garden potential. To us, E. membranaceum superficially resembles a clumping E. rhizomatosum. For us, the clump is topped, starting in early-May (NC) with numerous 22" flower spikes, each with up to two dozen 2" spider-like, bright yellow flowers. The late Professor William Stearn wrote, "Cultivated at Kew, Epimedium membranaceum flowers longer than any other species of the genus."