Deciduous, 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 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 Coast Ranges from Southern Oregon to Santa Barbara, California. To 40–80 ft. tall, 30&ndash
Native to the mountains and foothills of California and Oregon, especially along the coast. Erect grow...
Native to lowland coastal forests of California, Oregon, Washington. Grows 1 ft. tall, with light gree...