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Epimedium ogisui (Ogisu's fairy wings)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Epimedium ogisui

Other names

Ogisu's fairy wings

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Species

E. ogisui - E. ogisui is a compact, spreading, evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with ovate, mid-green leaves, mottled purple when new in spring, and loose racemes of large, spurred, white flowers in spring.


Epimedium ogisui is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Compact

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mottled, Purple in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Mosaic virus Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead or intidy foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Epimedium ogisui (Ogisu's fairy wings) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, Needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring. May be semi-evergreen or deciduous in colder areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Epimedium ogisui

Other names

Ogisu's fairy wings

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Species

E. ogisui - E. ogisui is a compact, spreading, evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with ovate, mid-green leaves, mottled purple when new in spring, and loose racemes of large, spurred, white flowers in spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Compact


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mottled, Purple in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead or intidy foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Epimedium ogisui (Ogisu's fairy wings) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, Needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring. May be semi-evergreen or deciduous in colder areas.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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