Mystery Epimedium

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Kelaidis
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Mystery Epimedium

I usually bury the label of new acquisitions, but I've rummaged around the base of this one and couldn't find one. I suspect I got the plant from the Probst's--does anyone have a clue which of the ten million new epimediums this might be? It's probably a species since I'm basically a species kinda guy...would love it if I could figure it out since it seems to be a keeper...

Sorry I don't have a closer closeup. The flowers are quite tiny--maybe 6-8mm across..

Mark McD
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Kelaidis wrote:

I usually bury the label of new acquisitions, but I've rummaged around the base of this one and couldn't find one. I suspect I got the plant from the Probst's--does anyone have a clue which of the ten million new epimediums this might be? It's probably a species since I'm basically a species kinda guy...would love it if I could figure it out since it seems to be a keeper...

Sorry I don't have a closer closeup. The flowers are quite tiny--maybe 6-8mm across..

Without doubt, this is Epimedium pubigerum.  I have all three pubigerum forms offered by Garden Vision Epimediums, plus about 180 other "eppies" (a deep investment)... I'm nearly as possessed with these beauties as I am with Allium  ;D

See here for more: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4769.105

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Kelaidis
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Sheeesh, Mark! You should be at a botanic garden...not me!

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

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