An Epimedium Resource Guide

By: Richie Steffen

Richie Steffen is curator of horticulture for the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, where he manages the rare…

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As a companion to Richie Steffen’s article on epimediums in the April 2008 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following resource guide to sources of plants and further information about these “queens of the woodland garden.”

Nursery Sources

The following nurseries stock a good selection of species and/or hybrids of epimediums. Most of the older ground-covering selections derived from Mediterranean species are relatively easy to locate; the newer species and selections from Asia may take a little more effort, but will be worth the trouble.

Arbutus Garden Arts
PO Box 703
Carlton, OR 97111
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

Dancing Oaks Nursery
17900 Priem Road
Monmouth, OR 97361
Online catalog and walk-in

Digging Dog Nursery
PO Box 471
Albion, CA 95410
Online catalog and mail order

Edelweiss Perennials
29800 South Barlow Road
Canby, OR 97013
Online catalog and mail order

Far Reaches Farm
1818 Hastings Avenue
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Online plant list and walk-in (appointments only)

990 Tetherow Road
Williams, OR 97544
Online catalog and mail order

Garden Vision
Darrell Probst
63 Williamsville Road
Hubbardston, MA 01452-1315
Mail order only

Gossler Farms
1200 Weaver Road
Springfield, OR 97478
541/744-7924 (fax)
Online catalog and mail order

Joy Creek Nursery
20300 NW Watson Road
Scappoose, OR 97056
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

Mt Tahoma Nursery
28111 – 112th Avenue E
Graham, WA 98338
Online catalog and mail order

Naylor Creek Nursery
2610 West Valley Road
Chimacum, WA 98325
Online catalog and mail order

Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, OR 97402
Walk-in only

Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants
4030 Eagle Crest Road NW
Salem, OR 97304
Mail order

Sundquist Nursery
3809 NE Sawdust Hill Road
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Walk-in only

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

For Further Research

The following short list of articles and books offers information for the serious collector of epimediums.

Hinkley, Daniel. On the Trail of New Epimediums. Pacific Horticulture, Winter 1997, pp.12-18.

Stearn, William T. The Genus Epimedium. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2002.

Darrell Probst, Garden Vision
An online reference for epimediums, created by one of the country’s experts in the subject.

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