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Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

Posted by reddbuffalo Zone 7 DC (My Page) on
Sun, May 15, 05 at 22:58

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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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 05 at 17:45

Garden Visions lists Lilafee and a clump forming varitey.


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 05 at 19:21

HERE IS MY LILAFEE. ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD.

Here is a link that might be useful: LILAFEE


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

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!!


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Mon, May 16, 05 at 22:15

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.


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

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.


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

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


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

Here in Chicagoland, Lilafee's rate is glacial.


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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 10, 07 at 8:13

Here it is another way. Kind of hard to judge the size.
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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

Hi reddbuffalo,

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

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RE: Epimedium 'Lilafee’ how fast does it spread?

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.

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