E. × perralchicum

 

Epimedium x perralchicum

Epimedium perralchicum

(Several clones/Cc. numbers)

Long confused in the U.S. as its parent, E. perralderianum, (the other being E. pinnatum ssp. colchicum). The floral differences are minor, but the hybrid is more vigorous and hardier, to USDA Zone 4. Large, evergreen leaflets have slightly wavy margins. Like its parents, the leafless stems have small rich yellow flowers reminiscent of Verbascum. Spreads by 4-6” long rhizomes. Leaves form a thick mass to 15”. An excellent drought tolerant groundcover.   $8

E. x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

E. perralchicum   ‘Fröhnleiten’  (Cc. 890005)

A drought-tolerant ground cover Epimedium prized for its colorful spring foliage, a gorgeous combination of reddish-bronze over the leaflet with an intricate pattern of green veins. Small, bright yellow flowers. Spreads 4-6” a year with medium/large evergreen leaflets. 12” tall.  Blends superbly with yellow-flowered late blooming Narcissus. One of the more common varieties available in the American market, and for good reason. $10

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Wisley'

Epimedium x perralchicum   ‘Wisley’  (Cc. 960041) 

A spontaneous hybrid discovered at RHS- Wisley, England. Small, bright ca­nary-yellow flowers are produced just above the newly emerging spring foliage to 12”. Medium to large leaflets are dark green with lighter veins and a delicate ruffled edge.  Spreading. A great, drought tolerant ground cover. $10 

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