Epimedium acuminatum “Night Mistress” – Introduced by Darrell Probst in 2004. Originating from wild collecting in 2000 near Nanchuan in China’s Chongqing municipality. Long arching flower spikes in early spring with large dark purple flowers and white backing sepals. H&S to 50cm.
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H 30-45cm, clump to 45cm in 3 years
Good sized flowers with long, yellow tipped sepals and dark to pale reddish pink colouring. Attractive foliage through the year. Raised around 2010 by Julian Sutton of Desirable Plants in Devon, this E. latisepalum seedling was initially rejected in favour of its sister: Epimedium “King Prawn”, but it was looking good when a plant was needed [...]
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)
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. [...]
Epimedium latisepalum x ogisui. Spreading evergreen perennial. Large white flowers over fresh bronze coloured 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). [...]