Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Epimediums: Two Easy "P's"
Evergreen epimediums in our garden in the late fall and even, with luck, in the early winter, are still quite attractive, with their shiny, waxy leaves which often become infused with mahogany tones. In milder winters, even as our valley becomes dark and empty on the cusp of Christmas, the evergreen epimediums are still carrying on. Here are two hardy, easy plants: Epimedium pubigerum, above, has leathery foliage with somewhat rounded leaves, and in the spring has creamy white flowers. Epimedium perralchicum, below, has bright yellow flowers in the spring.