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Epimedium grandiflorum

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Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)

Synonym:Epimedium macranthum
Synonym:Epimedium violaceum

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Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive anelson77 On May 19, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

pretty, fast spreading groundcover for shade, good soil. The leaves are a nice bronze color in winter, and then in the spring lime green fresh growth appears, followed by cute little flowers.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Wilmington, Delaware
Plainfield, Illinois
Saint Joseph, Illinois
Nottingham, Maryland
Sparks, Nevada
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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