Here’s an oldie but goodie fairy wing that I wouldn’t garden without, Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnletien’...love the foliage and the flowers.
Here’s Epimedium ‘Atlas’ in the gardens today…the range of great fairy wings available now is truly amazing. What a great way to add interest to the spring woodland garden.
At the end of the epimedium alphabet, but no less wonderful is the little-known, but stunning Chinese Epimedium zhushanense….what a superb garden presence!
Here’s our clump of Epimedium ‘Domino‘ putting on quite a show in the garden today. How can you not fall in love with these fairy wings?
I just took this photo of another Plant Delights Introduction…the dwarf, spreading Epimedium ‘Sunny and Share’. This one is sure to get noticed by garden visitors, and because it spread so nicely, you’ll have plenty to “share”.
New this year is the incredibly floriferous Epimedium ‘Songbirds’, developed right here at Plant Delights. Do your epimediums flower this well?
I can’t imagine any lover of epimediums hasn’t grown this fantastic fairy wing selection by now…a Darrell Probst introduction. Here is a clump of Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ flowering now in the gardens here at Juniper Level…so showy!
There are few plants in the spring garden with more unique, three-dimensional foliage than the hardy aroid, Helicodiceros muscivorus or pig-butt arum. Pig-butt arum emerges in late winter, and will flower in another couple of weeks before going dormant in late spring. Hot, sunny sites for at least half a day are best. Flower photos will be forthcoming in a couple of weeks.
Here’s an odd one from the garden…the unique Solomon’s seal, Polygonatum ‘Koryu’. Each leaf is adorned with a central raised dragon ridge, giving the leaf an interesting multi-colored appearance. Like most of the Solomon’s seals, this one is very easy to grow in moist to dry woodland soils, although very deep shade slows down the growth too much.
Here’s another gem from Taiwan flowering in the garden today, Podophyllum pleianthum…one of the many great Chinese mayapples. Moist to average soil moisture, and compost-rich soils grow the largest plants. Unlike the US native mayapple, these don’t run or go summer dormant.