Epimedium 2012

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Mark McD
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So many eppies, so little time ;)

Epimedium x 'Domino' - one of the most exciting hybrids in recent years, terrific flower power, great foliage, upright mounding habit.  The flowers look peachy white at first, but will deepen as they age.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Tama No Genpei' - a really good one, with large starry bicolored lavender pink and white blooms, and dark purplish foliage, particularly when first emerging.  The leaves in front are Asarum canadense.

Hybrids from 'Tama No Genpei' are nice, here's an smallish clumping one with angled upright stems of similar color flowers.

Epimedium stellulatum is a spectacle in the spring garden, the new foliage rising about the evergreen leaves is lime green flamboyantly mottled orange, and clouds of starry white yellow-centered blooms.  Several garden views.

Two views of an Epimedium sempervirens hybrid that I have selected.  It it noteworthy on several counts, it forms a large rounded clump, the early foliage is dramatically dark purplish brown turning a lighter coffee tone, eventually green, and flowers, while pale, presented above the foliage.  Autumn color is deep mahogany.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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Just a nice pic of a seedling epimedium:

       

And a species, supposedly E. platypetalum that originally came from Chen Yi:
(Mark has tentatively identified it as a form of E. sempervirens.)

       

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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A very nice seedling, Rick!
I don't mention your plants Mark, as I have lost words a long time ago ;)

BTW, does anybody know what kind of Epimedium that grows in the woods of Madeira? I remember seeing a lot of it (think it was only one kind) in the understory there. Don't know whether it is native or foreign though.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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RickR wrote:

Just a nice pic of a seedling epimedium:

And a species, supposedly E. platypetalum(?) that originally came from Chen Yi:

That's the good thing about epimediums, there's hardly ever a seed-grown one that isn't a pleasant plant that's worth growing :)

The Chen Yi plant certainly is not E. platypetalum, a yellow spurless species.  Your plant looks like a form of E. sempervirens, based on the incurved spur form.  I'm going top order this species again from Garden Vision Epimediums, as mine perished in the drought of 2010.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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I had hoped someone would pipe up with a well educated guess.

Thanks, Mark.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

gerrit
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#1 and #2.Epimedium stellulatum 'Long leaf form'
#3 and #4.Epimedium x youngianum 'Beni-Kujaku'.

ErnieC123
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Joined: 2012-04-02

I like all the pictures you have made!

Here a some pictures from my Epimedium, i hope you also like them.

First picture is from E. acuminatum

This is E. 'Akebono'

E.fargesii 'Pink Constellation'

Close-up from 'Fire Dragon'

A type of E.grdfl.ssp.koreanum ???

An other type of E.grdfl.ssp.koreanum ??? (big flowers)

E.grdfl. 'Creeping Yellow'

E.myrianthum (this leaves let me dream of an perfect cultivar)

E.grdfl.var.higoene 'Bandit'  (It grows quiet well , Hoy)

E.pauciflorum

And now i want to say something about E.pallidum! I ask somebody about this mystery plantname.
Breader is Mr.Pagels (Germany) and it should be different to E.versicolor 'Sulphureum' and may be a seedling of that!
I don't know quiet well, but i will plant them next to each other and try to compare!

Maybe later i send other pictures of some Epimedium! And i love to see more pictures from you all!

The new gardenvision catalog is really nice :-) But the prices aren't nice :-(

ErnieC123
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I am sorry ! I mean Gerrit with the 'Bandit'!

ErnieC123
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So here are some other Epimedium

A new one :E.grdfl. 'Kotobuki'

E.omeiense 'Akame'

E.omeiense 'Stormcloud' (i like it so much)

E.Seedling

E.Seedling

E.stellulatum 'Wudang Star' (where is the difference to the long leave form??? is it a big difference?)

E.sutchuense

E.'William T Stearn'

and two pictures of my mosted loved E.grandiflorum
'Freya' also called 'Nanum Violaceum'

And an other question from me: Why do some Epimedium seem not to flower this year? (for example : E.grdfl. 'Red Beauty' , E.macrosepalum)

gerrit
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Some great species you grow in your garden. Most of all I like E. 'Fire Dragon', a cross between 'davidii x leptorrhizum by Robin White. A super plant with two-tone flowers. Very floriferous. Lost mine during last winter by extreme frost of - 23 in a trogue.
Another fine species, E.fargesii 'Pink Constellation', a young plant, I can see. A great future for this excellent cultivar.
The 2 koreanum-types, I'm not familiar with it, so Mark will probably answer.
Another very good choose is E.gr.var.higoense 'Bandit'. Like 'Saturn' beautiful foliage and nice small white flowers. A good one for even the alpine-garden. Vulnerable because a little sunshine will damage or destroy the plant.
A surprise which occurred last week, the GVE catalogue arrived with a lot of new species and cultivars, but not for us Ernie. Prices and shipping are to expensive. So we can only dream of it.

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