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Epimedium fargesii 'Pink' Constellation, a myriad of flowers

Epimedium fargesii 'Pink' Constellation, a myriad of flowers

Beefy, with evergreen and colorful foliage in winter, epimediums have long been used as a functional plant, under a tree in dry shade for example, before being considered as an ornamental plant. Recently, Asian species have appeared (Chinese in particular) and we observe new hybridizations which put a touch of madness in this somewhat monotonous genre. They grow perfectly well in a garden in the North, under the trees, or on a badly exposed balcony. The Epimedium fargesii 'Pink' Constellation is a Chinese variety with asymmetrical leaves, dagger-shaped sagittae, with decorative spines, soft to the touch. The plant is covered in spring with flowers with dark purple petals, star-shaped falls in candy pink color. It is a very beautiful perennial that can be associated with ornamental ferns, Tiarella wherryi or Heuchera 'Georgia Peach'.