Epimedium 'Milky Way'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Grown by Blackthorn Nursery from seed collected by Roy Lancaster (HPS President) and introduced in 2008.
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
Multiple stems carry sprays of pristine white flowers with long spurs and yellow stamens.
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.
April - May
Any soil, but needs soil that doesn’t dry out in summer and has good winter drainage.
Pests and diseases
Vine weevil may be a problem.
Grow in a sheltered position in humus-rich soil.
Divide in autumn.