at Digging Dog
A rare relative of our native bloodroot, only one species of this Chinese native exists. Spreading by underground rhizomes, long reddish petioles host glaucous, nearly succulent leaves that look like large wavy-edged hearts marked by light veining. Four-petaled, nearly transparent white flowers arranged in airy terminal panicles are anchored by prominent yellow stamens. At home in very shady places, let this exotic perennial colonize the ground beneath Kerria japonica ‘Albiflora’.
Size: 18" high x 18" & spreading; hardy to zone 6.
Eomecon chionantha (P-0814)
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Epimediums: The go-to perennial for a woodland setting or shady bed.
Durable, long-lived and easily cultivated, Epimediums unfurl winsome heart-shaped foliage and intricate origami-like flowers. Many of their leaves are infused with bold mottling, while their wiry stems present graceful blossoms, in colors ranging from starry white to lemon, amber or ruby red, plus rose, lilac and purple.Digging Dog's late February 2017 Newsletter Link
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