This genus is comprised of three species of creeping, rhizomatous perennials from the western U.S. that are closely related to Epimedium . They have attractive basal leaves and loose panicles of nodding flowers on wiry stems in late spring and summer. They are useful as a groundcover in a large rock garden or woodland garden.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsClosely related to Epimedium . Attractive leaves and nodding flowers on wiry stems. Native to the western U.S.
CareGrow in humusy, moderately fertile, leafy, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.
PropagationSow fresh seed in containers in a cold frame. Divide in spring.
ProblemsVine weevil can be bothersome.