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Jackie's Journal

Jackie's Journal

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Teeny weeny Epimedium flower!!

18 April 2017 08:06:09

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I got this plant on the 'bargain shelf' last year. Wasn't sure if it would come to anything, so I chopped it up into three pieces. It had lovely leaves but all that died and I thought ......hmmmmmm for the bin me thinks! 

Then all of a sudden new foliage appeared.....while others on the site were showing their beautiful  flowers and I had nothing! 

Until yesterday evening when I noticed this tiny( and I do mean TINY) little flower. 

Look at it, I could barely get a photo lol. 

Nearly broke my back trying to get some kind of angle on it.

Are all flowers on Epimedium so small?!  I see some more buds forming. Oh the excitement ..........lol


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 April 2017 08:32:17

Yes, Jackie, very tiny flowers and very hard to photograph. As it grow you will get more flowering stems and then is looks beautiful when you have lots of flowers dancing on wirey stems. They are one of my favourite plants.


accsean accsean 18 April 2017 10:06:40

Well done, Jackie. Apart from the size, there is a similarity to some Aquilegia flowers.

 


Keego Keego 18 April 2017 12:51:35

Yes all very small but so pretty you mind that back


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 April 2017 13:56:15

Ooh! Must go and see if my Epimedium has any flowers - I just grow it for the leaves!


fraoch fraoch 18 April 2017 18:51:49

Mine took a few years to flower, Jackie, but now it has small sprays of pale yellow flowers.


Jackie Jackie 18 April 2017 19:19:14

Thank you all.......Hopefully I will see a few more flowers as the years go by!! but I do love the leaves too!


JoanG JoanG 18 April 2017 20:33:26

Yes, tiny, but as the others have said, when the plant bulks up you get lovely sprays of the flowers.  One of my favourites too. 


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