Epimedium x omeiense 'Akame'
E. x omeiense ‘Akame’ Og. 82001 (Cc. 970187)
(Synonyms: ‘Emei Shan’, ‘Rigoletto’)
Mikinori Ogisu collected this clone on Mt. Emei in Sichuan, which Professor Stearn used as the type specimen for his description of E. x omeiense. The brilliant blooms have cherry-red inner-sepals and bright orange and yellow spurs. The cup is most intensely colored and edged in yellow. Open flower sprays are held above large, dark, handsome, glossy sagittate evergreen leaves that sometimes turn maroon in fall. 18” tall. A late bloomer, which frequently re-blooms. $25