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Epimedium x versicolor

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Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: x versicolor (ver-see-KOL-or) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive gonedutch On Jul 20, 2003, gonedutch from Fairport, NY wrote:

Cultivar 'Queen Juliana' has an orange flower (for the House of Orange I presume). This and other varieties all originated in China where half of the 52 known species were discovered in the past thirty years. Their flower compares to a miniature orchid or columbine. They are slow to spread but after they do they form a wondeful carpet with interesting foliage colors from spring to fall. I grow mine alongside European and American Ginger (asarum), and Astilbes and Alliums, for an interesting effect.

Neutral Baa On Aug 30, 2001, Baa wrote:

We call them Happy Mediums, they seem to grow anywhere.

Clump forming evergreen perennial with bronzey young foliage aging to mid green. Ovate heart shaped toothed leaves 2-3 inches long. Bears small pink and yellow flowers with red spurs.

Flowers March to May.

Regional...

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Walterville, Oregon



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