Evergreen, Perennials, Semi-evergreen
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 planipetala
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.
Native to California.To 1–1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft.wide, with 6-in.-long leaves mottledin maroon. Stalk...
Native to Himalayas. Upright growth to 6–12 ft. tall and 5–6 ft. wide, with leathery, dark...
From China, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas; worthy addition to woodland gardens. In spring, colorfu...