Evergreen, Perennials, Semi-evergreen
Closely related to Epimedium and likewise used as groundcovers 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 an 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 and southwest Oregon. Grows to 2 ft. tall with light to medium green, shallowly lobed leaflets. Tiny (about 1/8 in. wide) white flowers are carried in clusters of 25 to 50. May die back in winter in colder parts of the range.
Native to Himalayas. Upright growth to 6–12 ft. tall and 5–6 ft. wide, with leathery, dark...
Native to California. Grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with 6-in.-long leaves mottled i...
To 4 ft.; broader than tall. Flowers shade from salmon at edges to golden orange in throat, giving tru...