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Elsholtzia flava PAB 13.012 (new)
A collection from the Japfü massif, Nagaland, NE India, at 1830m asl. This species has broad sumptuous foliage that emerges deep purple and holds this colour for a while, especially at the extremities of the leaves. Terminal heads of small warm-yellow flowers in late autumn. Height approx 1.5m. Mulch over the base in winter to be safe.
Poppy of the Dawn. Crystalline white flowers and handsome shallowly lobed grey-green leaves. Height 45cm. Spreads in shade, making very useful groundcover.
Epimedium 'Domino' (new)
One of the finest of not only the modern hybrids, but of all Epimedium. Huge amounts of soft-red centred white flowers are produced on a multitude of burgundy stalks in spring to a height of 60cm, over a wide mound of elongated foliage that emerges heavily speckled with maroon. Superb.
Epimedium 'Jean O'Neill'
New evergreen floriferous hybrid from Hampshire proving rather tough. Flowers composed of creamy-white sepals with purple, yellow tipped spurs. Glossy, prickly foliage. Height 30cm. Shade and humus rich soil.
Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' (new)
One of the finest of the new wave of hybrids, raised by Darrel Probst in the USA. This bears a mass of pale-pink, raspberry-red centred flowers on inflorescences up to nearly 40cm long in April. Combining with the flowers is the heavily maroon-speckled new foliage, which expands to be long tapered and evergreen. For humus rich soil in semi-shade
Epimedium 'Red Maximum' (new)
A new hybrid from Belgium, a cross between E. grandiflorum 'Freya' and E. membranaceum. Dark burgundy flowers to 35cm high in spring and evergreen foliage emerging with nice tints. For humus rich soil in semi-shade.
Epimedium 'The Giant' (new)
No truer word was said. Discovered and introduced by Darrell Probst in 2001 from Chongqing and initially sold for $500 a piece, this is like no other Epimedium. Close to E. wushanense, but with vast panicles of soft-yellow, amber centred flowers from 1 to 1.8m tall, seen over a few months from spring!! This needs a little light staking or to be grown up between low shrubs for support.
Mauve and white spurred flowers in spring over heavily purple-red mottled new foliage. Height to 30cm. Partial shade and humus rich soil. Bulks up well.
Epimedium acuminatum 'Night Mistress' (new)
A more compact selection with slightly darker purple and white spurred flowers in spring over heavily purple-red mottled new foliage. Height to 30cm. Partial shade and humus rich soil. Bulks up well. Found by Darrell Probst near Nanchuan, Chongqing, China.
Epimedium acuminatum Yellow flowered (new)
White and yellow flowers in spring over mottled new foliage. Height to 30cm. Partial shade and humus rich soil.
Epimedium davidii EMR 4125
Bright yellow, spurred flowers in spring over attractive Berberis-like, evergreen foliage. Height 45cm. Part shade.
Epimedium dolichostemon Og 81.010 (new)
Masses of small white flowers with red centres over superbly red mottled and strikingly shaped new foliage in spring. Humus rich soil in shade, not dry in summer. Height 30cm. A Mikinori Ogisu collection from Sichuan.
Epimedium ecalcaratum Og 93.082
Exquisite spurless yellow flowers in late spring. Attractive evergreen foliage with small leaflets. Height to 30cm. Humus rich soil in shade. A collection from W Sichuan, China.
Epimedium fargesii 'Pink Constellation' Og 93.023
Soft lilac-pink, nodding, backswept flowers en-masse in spring over narrow evergreen foliage which emerges heavily washed in soft red. Humus rich soil in shade. Another Mikinori Ogisu collection from China.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (new)
A deciduous species with new foliage expanding reddish-bronze before the rich purple-red flowers rise above in spring. For lime-free soil in shade and humusy soil. Height 25cm
Large, widespread, light-yellow spurred petals with contrasting paler bracts, seen over a very long period from late spring to potentially August or September, when others are long over. This forms a good spreading patch and forms an effective ground cover over time in not too dry conditions. Height 40cm. Humus-rich soil in some shade.
Epimedium mikinorii CC 990001 (new)
Pinky-purple flowers in April on this rare form of a rarely seen species, named after Mikinori Ogisu, but this form collected by Darrel Probst. The new foliage is particularly well coloured, turning green and then persistent in most winters. Height 30-40cm. For humus rich soil in semi-shade.
Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum L321
Glossy evergreen leaves. Bright yellow flowers in early spring. Very tough and drought tolerant in most soils. Height 40cm. Shade. An early Roy Lancaster collection.
Epimedium pubescens Og 91.003
Large panicles of very many small white flowers in spring over particularly well marked new foliage, turning green later. For humusy semi-shade.
Epimedium rhizomatosum Og 92.114 (new)
Particularly spidery pale yellow flowers in spring over evergreen foliage. A spreading plant with a height to 45cm, covering a good patch over time. Humus rich soil in light shade. The type collection from 2040m alt, Leibo Xian, Selenggong, Sichuan, China.
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