Large dusky pink flowers to 25cm in spring with the new foliage. Deciduous in acidic humus rich soil in shade.
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H 20-30cm, clump to 20cm in 3 years
Epimedium x versicolor. Tough, spreading evergreen perennial. Golden yellow flowers over fresh bronze leaves in early spring. Plant in light shade, away from summer drought and winter waterlogging, but water in well in its first year.
A recently discovered species from Darrell Probst, who introduced it in 2010. Unusual in that the large glossy elongated leaves appear singly, rather in their normal triplet form. Flower spikes above the foliage with pale lemon flowers. Very rarely available, and difficult to cultivate for sale, given its preference to run free (but not invasively). [...]
Epimedium x-rubrum. Spreading evergreen perennial. Red and lemon flowers over fresh red-hued leaves in early spring. Plant in light shade, away from summer drought and winter waterlogging, but water in well in its first year. (photograph courtesy of Danielle Monbaliu)