Sandy Claws Epimedium
A great selection by Darrell Probst, Sandy Claws features some of the largest leaves of any epimedium, brilliant maroon new growth and huge sprays of cream colored flowers. Versatile and resilient in the shade garden and critters like deer and rabbit don’t bother it.
A go-to genus for dry shade, epimediums are wonderful little plants in the barberry family that thrive where many other plants fail. In constrast to their tough evergreen leaves, they produce the most whimsical little fairy wing flowers in spring and the new growth ranges from deep maroon to chocolate colored.
Latin Name: Epimedium sp.
Site and Soil: Part sun to deep shade and moist to dry
Hardiness: Hardy to about -20° F.
Size at Maturity: 8-12″ tall by a couple feet wide
Bloom Time: Spring
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland
USDA Zone: 5