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E. ogisui is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial up to 35cm high, with evergreen leaves divided into three ovate to narrowly ovate, spiny-toothed leaflets, each up to 6cm long, which emerge marbled with red in spring and mature to mid-green, and spikes of pure white flowers up to 2.5cm across with wide sepals and petals with long, slightly curved spurs, from early spring to mid-spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees
E. perralderianum is a slowly-spreading, evergreen perennial growing to 30cm tall. Each leaf has three glossy, oval leaflets with spiny margins that are tinted bronze when young, aging to a darker green. Up to 25 small, bright yellow flowers are held on stems just above the foliage in spring
E. x warleyense is a compact evergreen perennial forming a spreading clump of divided leaves tinted red when young, with sprays of small flowers with bright coppery-orange sepals and smaller pale yellow petals
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Epimedium...Epimedium...The woodland gardens at RHS Garden Wisley provide an ideal habitat for the National Plant Collection of Epimedium , which is now well established
Rusting cogs provide a sculptural element softened by the contrasting delicate foliage of ferns, epimediums and bronze tinted Carex
Epimediums (also known by the charming common names of bishop's hat and horny goat weed) have a trait of doing this as their flowers emerge before the foliage and suddenly push up through the soil...Epimediums will hold onto their leaves during the winter - in colder parts of the country this protects the crown of the plant...Epimediums are also useful in the Birch Grove where groundcover plants form large clumps under the canopies of birches ( Betula utilis ?Fascination?) with their coppery-white...
A collection of woodland plants in an enchanted setting, featuring the foliage and flowers of Epimediums and associated perennials...A collection of woodland plants in an enchanted setting, featuring the foliage and flowers of Epimediums and associated perennials
April is the month for the smaller details in the garden with epimediums, bulbs, and magnolias playing an important role
Over time the birches will form a light woodland canopy and plants such as hellebores and epimediums will thrive underneath them along with other plants with evergreen interest such as Polystichum setiferum Divisilobum Group
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