Native to areas surrounding the southern border of the Black Sea (primarily Turkey). Very drought tolerant. Seldom seen in American gardens, it is a beautiful plant year-round and deserves more use. A mature clump in bloom is reminiscent of Coral Bells (Heuchera), yet long-lived, with gorgeous small heart-shaped or round, semi– evergreen leaves. Very small flowers are produced on tall sprays well above the foliage. Petals are short spurred, yellowish-cream, and the inner-sepals are white, cream, pink or red. White flowers are the most common in cultivation. Clump-forming.
Epimedium pubigerum Cc. 920029
E. pubigerum (Cc. 920029)
Attractive small, round, heart-shaped leaflets with a matte surface, a wavy edge and a bronze overlay in spring, form on stems 8 to 10" tall. Full sprays of very small, pink-flushed, creamy-white flowers hover well above the leaves at 16-20". Semi-evergreen. $12
Epimedium pubigerum Cc. 950215
Epimedium pubigerum (Cc. 950215)
This clone bears creamy-white flowers-- almost like tiny molars, creating a baby's breath effect-- held high above especially rounded, glossy dark green leaflets. Foliage 8-10" tall with flowers stems held at 16-20" tall. Drought tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Not available in 2017.
Epimedium pubigerum Cc. 000996
E. pubigerum (Cc. 000996)
A unique running version of this normally clump-forming and especially drought tolerant species. Handsome corrugate bright green medium-sized leaflets form an attractive, open ground cover. Abundant flower sprays reminiscent of baby's breath cover the foliage extending to 16". Each small flower has cupped white sepals that sport a smear of rose color along their lengthwise edge. A slow spreader with 2-4" rhizomes. Foliage reaches 8". Semi-evergreen. Not available in 2017.