Ground covers, Perennials
Closely related to Epimedium and likewise used as ground covers in shady spots. Wiry leafstalks grow directly from creeping underground stems; leaves have numerous broad leaflets that resemble small ivy (Hedera) leaves. Thread-like flower stalks rise above foliage in late spring or early summer, bearing drooping clusters of small blossoms. Petals and sepals are sharply reflexed, giving flowers a windswept look. Plants spread slowly from ever-enlarging mat of roots, forming sizable patches in time. Set plants about 1 1/2 ft. apart. Need cool, moist, acid conditions.Vancouveria chrysantha
Native to mountainsof southwestern Oregon andextreme northwestern California.To 16 in. high, with bronzygray-green, evergreen leafletsand yellow, 1/2-in. flowers.Vancouveria hexandra
Native to lowland coastal forests of California, Oregon, Washington. Grows 1 ft. tall, with light green, 2 1/2-in. leaflets and white, 1/2-in. flowers.
Native to coastal California, southwest Oregon. Grows 2 ft. tall with 1 1/2-inch leaflets; 1/8-inch white flowers come in clusters of 25 to 50.
Related to locust (Robinia) andyellow wood (Cladrastis kentukea),these are small tom...
From southern Europe. This kind, which is used mostly in garnishes, grows 6 to 12 in. tall and wide, a...
Stems to 6 in. tall bear small yellow flowers that are mostly trumpet, with almost threadlike perianth...