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Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws'

Sandy Claws Barrenwort

Barrenwort

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A unique variety featuring long, lance-shaped leaves with spiny margins that emerge burgundy, mellowing to dark green by summer; cream colored flowers in spring contrast well with the foliage; a great garden shade plant; combine with hostas and ferns

Description

A unique variety featuring long, lance-shaped leaves with spiny margins that emerge burgundy, mellowing to dark green by summer; cream colored flowers in spring contrast well with the foliage; a great garden shade plant; combine with hostas and ferns

Landscape Attributes

Sandy Claws Barrenwort is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Sandy Claws Barrenwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sandy Claws Barrenwort will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches (16 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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