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Vancouveria hexandra

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.

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