Epimedium 'Lilafee how fast does it spread?

reddbuffalo(Zone 7 DC)May 15, 2005

Hi.. I just purchased 4 Epimedium "Lilafee and planted them and am wondering, as they are known as "spreading," how long they actually take to spread! I planted them about 15" apart and wondering how long it might take (I understand it can vary depending on conditions!) to spread! thanks so much for any advice.

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von1(z4 NY)

Garden Visions lists Lilafee and a clump forming varitey.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 5:45PM
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von1(z4 NY)

HERE IS MY LILAFEE. ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 7:21PM
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reddbuffalo(Zone 7 DC)

wow, clumping, spreading.. i just am not sure where to get accurate info!! do you know which epimedium spreads "fairly" quickly???? grrrrrrrrrr. so frustrating! Oh the other hand, Von1, your picture is lovely! it's a pretty plant, but i was a pretty spreading plant!! : ) thanks you guys!!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 9:34PM
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von1(z4 NY)

Look up Garden Visions,Hubbarston, MA, Darrell Probst on the internet. His catalogue will tell you the varities that spread and how much they spread per year. Epiemdium Versicolor is one that spreads 4 to 5 inches per year, but can you find it anywhere around is another question. I have ordered from this catalogue and lost only one out of 17 and that was my fault cause I moved it when it was to hot and dry.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 10:15PM
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sianna(z6 PA)

I have 2 Lilafee and would say they spread at a rate of about 2-3 inches a year. What I love is how they hold their flowers up above the foliage.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2005 at 12:57PM
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kamala

von, I didn't get a picture with your posting saying here is mine at three years. Where should it have been? I linked to a pic at the suggested link, but was that yours? At your website, no pic. kamala

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 4:17AM
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entling

Here in Chicagoland, Lilafee's rate is glacial.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2007 at 12:09PM
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von1(z4 NY)

Here it is another way. Kind of hard to judge the size.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 8:13AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Hi reddbuffalo,

I have Epimedium perralchicum and it is a fairly fast spreader for me.

A......

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 7:16PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

I looked up some more Epimediums with creeping rhizomes for you, besides the one I mentioned before there is E. alpinum, E. perralderianum, E. pinnatum, E. sempervirens and E. x warleyense. Hope this helps.

A......

    Bookmark   February 27, 2007 at 12:01AM
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