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Anyone growing Epimedium in z5 or less?

Posted by maryhm z5-Co (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 08 at 21:25

I just learned about these plants, and have a perfect shady spot for them. They seem to be a little pricey though, so I'd like to know what varieties any of you may be having success with before I take the plunge.


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RE: Anyone growing Epimedium in z5 or less?

I have this popping up in all the shady places. When moving into my home the yard had nothing all around the perimeter and under the trees. There were signs of a wonderful garden at one time, but previous owners must have used weed killer on everything except the grass. And thankfully the flowering bushes, vines and trees are still growing beautifully.

Every spring/summer something does start showing up again. This plant is one of them. It doesn't care if it is under an old pine tree, where I built the shed, poking up through rocks and not getting water. I don't know what variety it is, but they all create heavy root systems which is why this plant is growing again.

Considering the growth habits, am not sure why they would be expensive as someone is probably trying to get rid of them constantly. I am also looking at planting ajuga varieties in my dry shade areas. It seems to have the same growth habits.


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