Jeffersonia dubia 'Variegata' (Rheumatism Root)

Family:  Berberidaceae
Zone: 5 - 9
Natural Range: Japan, China
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part shade-shade
Height: 6" - 12"
Attributes:  Deciduous, Purple- blue flowers in early spring.  Lobed foliage with white spotting.
Notes:  Related to Epimedium, Achlys, Ranzania, Mahonia, Podophyllum.  A lovely clumping perennial that gets even better with time.