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Tuesday, May 09, 2017


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Loree / danger garden

The Epimediums are one of the few plants I've not developed a love for, I know I am in the minority. I must however comment on your painted fern in the first! All mine are sort of smashed in under slightly taller things, not allowed to really show their own unique beauty to its fullest.

Linda Brazill

I've had really good luck with that fern and have used it as a specimen plant and as a ground cover or swath planting in some areas of the garden.


I have been wanting epimediums for years, and finally got one a few weeks ago! They are hard to find in nurseries around here, so I will have to check your source if I decide I need more.

Linda Brazill

Garden Visions has the largest selection but Plant Delights Nursery and Klehm's Song Sparrow (in Wis.) also carry quite a few.

Lisa at Greenbow

I have twice tried to purchase Rubrum. Each time I end up with Sulphureum. So I have a nice large clump of that. I did last year find 'Lilafe'. So I do have a different one. It is still small. It is in a place under the maple tree which is difficult to get things to grow. I hope it takes over. Epis are so hardy.You have a great collection.

Linda Brazill

I have some growing under a huge arborvitae and next to some low evergreens. So very dry conditions. Took a while but now they make quite a nice statement.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

That is so lovely. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why epimediums do not spread and multiple in my garden. They just stay the same size.


Epimediums hold a special place in my heart as they'll grow in the deep dry shade and compacted soil beneath a couple of trees in my garden where nothing else will live. Their evergreen presence, cool foliage, and sweet flowers make them a beautiful workhorse!

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