Epimedium sp. 'The Giant'

The Giant Fairy Wings

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Item #: 9317

Zones: 5a to 8b, guessing

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Epimedium sp. 'The Giant' is an extraordinarily rare, still unnamed species, first discovered in 2001 by epimedium guru Darrell Probst near Chongquing, China. Epimedium 'The Giant' was subsequently introduced by Probst in 2007 for $500 each. We were fortunate to have been able to purchase one of the few plants sold and are now thrilled to have enough to share. For us, Epimedium 'The Giant' has grown into a 1' tall x 30" wide clump of evergreen foliage topped in spring with a tangle of wispy 3'-4' tall stalks, some holding up to several hundred large, spider-like, light yellow flowers, each highlighted by an amber tinged cup. Epimedium 'The Giant' is the only epimedium species with indeterminate flowering, meaning a single floral stalk continues to produce new flowering branches for up to three months.