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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Epimedium versicolor Sulphureum

Sulphureum Fairy Wings

Item #: 2658

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 16" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

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

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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' is one of the older hybrids (Epimedium grandiflorum x Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum), that was selected prior to 1849. Despite its 165+ age, Epimedium 'Sulphureum' is still one of the best garden selections. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' spreads much faster (4-6" per year) and is slightly taller than its sister Epimedium 'Neosulphureum'. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' will quickly form a dense mass of foliage even in the worst conditions...a superb choice for a small, impenetrable woodland groundcover. In early spring, the bright red flower stalks emerge topped with light yellow flowers (mid-March in NC). Within a few more days, the green foliage with dramatic red mottling also emerges, creating a nice foil for the scapes of pale yellow flowers.


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