Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws'
Sandy Claws Fairy Wings
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Epimedium
Item #: 8861
Zones: 6a to 8b, possibly colder
Height: 12" tall
(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.
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers