Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws'
Sandy Claws Fairy Wings
Item #: 8861
Zones: 6a to 8b, possibly colder
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
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.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Chocolate Garden , Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Groundcovers , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Plants from China , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Colored Foliage