E. leptorrhizum

 

Epimedium leptorrhizum 'Hubei Treasure'

Epimedium leptorrhizum ‘Hubei Treasure’  (Cc. 001259) 

                   ***2005 Cobblewood  Introduction***

Traveling along the Sichuan/Hubei Province border in China on a transitional day between target locations in November of 2000, Darrell stopped to stretch his legs. There he found an Epimedium in the cracks of a short cliff along a farmer’s field. With long hairs on the leaves and long rhizomes, he identified it as E. leptorrhizum, and collected a few samples. Fortunately this clone has larger flowers with near-white spurs backed by rich pink inner sepals, a striking deviation from the typical pale lavender-pink blooms of this species. The evergreen leaves are larger than those of the species.    $18

 

Epimedium leptorrhizum Y44

Epimedium leptorrhizum Y44  (Same clone/Sev. Cc. num.)

From Guizhou Province in China, its large light lavender-pink flowers and medium-sized leaves are similar to those of E. brachyrrhizum-- elongated and arrow-shaped, with a corrugated texture. However, it spreads by thin rhizomes that grow 8”+ a year with foliage 6-8” tall.  Forms a thick, low evergreen groundcover. Reddish fall color.  Evergreen. Limited for spring, more for fall. $15

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