Epimedium ilicifolium – Chinese evergreen species from Shaanxi Province. Long narrow evergreen leaves with distinctive spines, up to 25cm. Large flowers with light green inner sepals and bright yellow spurs, on stems above the leaves to 45cm. Particularly cold-hardy, surviving above the snowline in its distribution.
shade to semi-shade
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H30cm slow spreading
Recent hybrid in 2015. Produces many sizeable cream and red-pink bi-coloured flowers in tall spikes to 75cm. Leaves marked attractively to start and change to green over time. Clumps well in humus rich shade. Sister to Epimedium “Knight Star”, this was raised by Julian Sutton from Desirable Plants, in Devon. The seed parent is E. [...]