The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Garden Vision Epimediums

Yesterday, I drove to nearby Phillipston, MA for the Garden Vision Epimediums Open House. The more I work on the woodland garden, the more I value epimediums as a ground cover for dry shade. I have collected about 15 cultivars so far. It is very helpful to see the plants in a garden setting to get a look at the size and texture of the foliage as well as the color of the flowers in bloom.

 The Display Gardens

Epimediums Labeled, in the Ground

All the epimediums are labeled in in alphabetical order

 One of my picks: Epimedium grandiflorum 'Bicolor Giant'-- 16 " tall with "pink spurs and deep raspberry sepals"

Another pick as seen in the display garden: Epimedium x 'Domino' This plant forms a 12"mound has elongated foliage with maroon speckles. The flowers, arecreamy white and maroon flowers have reddish-purple outer sepals and dark purple pedicels.


  1. I have quite a few, but this makes me know I could use more. But next year, when the plant $$$ coffers are replenished. Domino has quite a 'big' effect.

    1. There website has some useful drop-down bars that help select for certain characteristics. The spreaders can be divided each year and are an excellent value. It is much easier to use than the catalogue.



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