Horny Goat Weed

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When we renovated the Harris garden we found some very thick clumps of Epimedium around an Acer griseum. We cleared them from there and divided into into many parts, most of it was the one pictured Epimedium sulphurium, this relates to the colour of the flower. Epimedium again are from China and are a woodland perennial ; the Horny Goat weed name comes from a the observations of a goat herder who was commenting on the increase in ‘activity’ after the herd had been munching on Epimedium. If you read Wikipedia it reckons they’ve tried injecting into a rats penis’s with positive results! Epimediums have a bit of a cult following in Japan and in the Uk, I have a few from a nursery called Edrom in Scotland which are doing well.

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