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Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws'

Sandy Claws Fairy Wings

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Item #: 8861

Zones: 6a to 8b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China

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


(aka: E. wushanense Spiny Leaves CC014633) This amazing selection of the rare Chinese Epimedium wushanense was introduced in 2006 by Darrell Probst for $150, but without a cultivar name...listed only as spiny leaf form. We find it so exceptional that in 2012, we've added the clonal name, Epimedium 'Sandy Claws'. This gem is a dwarf spreading selection of the rare, normally clumping Epimedium wushanense that forms a 1' tall x 4' wide patch in 5 years. The spiny-edged foliage emerges a luscious chocolate in spring when it is topped by short, thickly-packed panicles of large creamy yellow flowers held just above the foliage. We've grown lots of epimediums, but have never seen anything like this.