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A new plants correction

1/14/2013

Well, we goofed. In the paper version of the December 2012 New Plant Introductions issue, the photo that accompanied the description of Epimedium x 'Space Invaders' was not, in fact, the cultivar 'Space Invaders'. (If you read only the digital edition, you saw the correct photo.) The plant that appeared in the photo was its cousin, Epimedium x 'Raspberry Rhapsody'. A lovely plant -- nay, a breathtaking plant -- but not the correct one. Our sincere apologies to Broken Arrow Nursery, the company that submitted these glorious plants for introduction. Here you'll find the appropriate photos with the appropriate copy, double- and triple-checked to be sure we present the right photo with the right description.

C'mon . we know you want both of them!

Epimedium
x 'Space Invaders'
Common name: Space Invaders fairy wings
Trademark: Not applicable
Introduced by: Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, Conn.
Hardiness: Zone 6(5) 
Ornamental features: This Epimedium chlorandrum hybrid's flowers consist of showy white, reflexed sepals and 1- to 1.5-inch-long pale yellow spurs that darken toward the base and are highlighted with merlot-colored speckles; foliage is glossy, dark green and remains attractive through January in Connecticut
Habit and growth rate: A slow, spreading habit reaching 12 to 16 inches tall
Culture: Partial shade and rich, well-drained soils
Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: No known insect/disease problems; drought-tolerant once established
Royalties: None
Availability: 4-pint containers
For more information: Andy Brand, abrand@brokenarrownursery.com
 
 
Epimedium x 'Raspberry Rhapsody'
Common name: Raspberry Rhapsody fairy wings
Trademark: Not applicable
Introduced by: Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, Conn.
Hardiness: Zones 6(5) 
Ornamental features: An open pollinated seedling of E. sutchuenense that produces a multitude of flowers composed of mauve-rose spurs and pale pink sepals; leaves emerge in shades of mahogany-red before becoming green during the spring
Habit and growth rate: 12 to 15 inches tall by 18 to 29 inches wide
Culture: Partial shade and rich, well-drained soils
Pest/disease problems or unique resistance: No known insect/disease problems; drought-tolerant once established
Royalties: None
Availability: 24 fl.oz. containers
For more information: Andy Brand, abrand@brokenarrownursery.com