Joy Creek Nursery

322-029Qt   Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum'  

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum'
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Where many epimediums have dramatic foliage or flowers, this diminutive plant gets by on sheer charm. Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum' is slow to increase and stays small enough to be grown in a container or a shade rockery. If you are going to plant it in the garden, make sure it is near the edge of a border where it is clearly visible. We cut this back at the end of the winter to allow the flowers and new leaves to develop. The spider-like flowers are quite large for such a small plant, measuring over an inch in width. Their outer sepals resting atop the inner sepals are short and do not fully cover the downward spurs of the inner sepals. Beneath them is a small corolla of petals. A band of purple outlines the young leaves but this fades as the leaves mature.

March to April.  4-8 in. x 4-8 in.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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