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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Epimedium L.
Epimedium, barrenwort
Podophyllaceae, formerly in Berberidaceae

About 11 species in Eurasia and North Africa, 5 species in the FSU, 4 in the Caucasus and 1 in the Far East.

E. colchicum (Boiss.) Trautv.

Caucasus (Trancaucasus) and Turkey. In forests in the low mountain zones, in shady places.

Evergreen plant, of 50 cm. Rhizome thin, creeping. Basal leaves biternate, leathery, dark green. Flowers numerous in a loose panicle, bright yellow. Fl - April-May for 2-3 weeks. Fr - June (if any). P - by division. Effective during the entire growing season, due to ornamental leaves. Does well even in regions with a cold climate, for example in St. Petersburg. Prefers shady places. Well suited for the rock garden and for group planting. Z 5 (4).

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