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Epimedium 'Milky Way'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2019

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Grown by Blackthorn Nursery from seed collected by Roy Lancaster (HPS President) and introduced in 2008.

Verification
Hampshire Group member, Sue Ward.

Brief description of plant
Clump-forming semi-evergreen perennial with many, relatively small flowers held above attractive foliage.

Height x Spread
30cm x 30cm

Flowers
Multiple stems carry sprays of pristine white flowers with long spurs and yellow stamens.

Foliage
New spring foliage is attractively speckled with deep purple markings. At maturity, the small semi-evergreen leaflets display an attractive silver overlay to main veins.

Flowering Time
April - May

Soil type
Any soil, but needs soil that doesn’t dry out in summer and has good winter drainage.

Aspect
Part shade

Pests and diseases
Vine weevil may be a problem.

Cultivation
Grow in a sheltered position in humus-rich soil.

Propagation
Divide in autumn.


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