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.
A recently discovered and (to the best of our knowledge) yet unnamed species discovered by Darrell Probst, who introduced it in 2010. It appears however to have adopted the name “Simple Beauty” on the internet. Unusual in that the large glossy elongated leaves appear singly, rather in their normal triplet form. Flower spikes above [...]