Epimedium x 'After Midnight'
E. x ‘After Midnight’ (Cc. 031430)
This cultivar was introduced by Diana Reeck of Collector’s Nursery. The spring leaflets initially open a gorgeous dark chocolate brown, which morphs into a maroon band around the edge as the leaves expand. Multitudes of medium-sized white flowers shine bright, well above the first flush of small, elongated leaflets. 6” in bloom to 10”.
Epimedium x 'Asiatic Hybrid'
Epimedium x “Asiatic Hybrid” (Cc. 950166)
Washfield Nursery in England sold mixed seedlings of Asian parentage under the umbrella name “Asiatic Hybrid”. Dan Hinkley originally purchased this clone from them. Tall sprays of delicate, small, pale pink flowers with deeper cupsbloom above medium-sized, spring leaflets of a metallic maroon hue. Usually 12-15”, re-blooming stems may reach 20”.Evergreen, arrow shaped leaflets. $15
Epimedium x 'Beni-chidori'
E. x 'Beni-chidori' (Cc 050001)
A low growing Japanese variety, given the name "a thousand red-birds chirping' and that is what it truly looks like in bloom- clusters of showy reddish-purple flowers with sepals a lighter shade of the same color. The medium-sized leaflets form a mound of bright green foliage to 10". Spurs are tipped in white. A very floriferous clone. $12
Epimedium x 'Black Sea'
Epimedium x ‘Black Sea’ (Cc. 960141)
Prized for its dark, glossy, near-black evergreen winter foliage whose color change is triggered by cool seasonal temperatures. Medium-sized leaflets on 8” stems form a rather open mass. In spring 14” flower stems rise above the foliage carrying a myriad of small, diaphanous yellow flowers with pale orange veins. Semi-spreading, by 3-5” long rhizomes. $15
Epimedium x 'Buttered Popcorn'
E. x ‘Buttered Popcorn’ (Cc. 960040)
***2001 Cobblewood Introduction***
This spontaneous hybrid between E. x setosum and E. davidi appeared in Harold Epstein’s garden in 1996. Small to medium-sized evergreen leaflets form a thick mass 10” tall. Leaflets similar to those of E. davidii, but are longer and narrower, becoming dark green or even black-purple in winter. A mass of small, rich yellow flowers blooms just above the foliage to 15”. Flowers have a flared cup with short, sassy spurs and a red rim around the inner-sepals. More vigorous in northern gardens than E. davidii, producing a larger clump in less time. $22
Epimedium x 'Domino'
E. x ‘Domino’ (Cc. 990614)
***2004 Cobblewood Introduction***
Showy panicles of creamy white and maroon flowers highlighted against handsome mottled foliage in spring. Elegant elongated spring leaflets are sponge-painted in various shades of maroon. Deep reddish-purple outer sepals and dark purple pedicels. Forms a 12 inch mound of spiky evergreen foliage with soft spines, covered in a halo of flower stems to 16”. May re-bloom and produce a second flush of mottled new growth under favorable conditions. $25
Epimedium x 'Enchantress'
Epimedium x ‘Enchantress’ (Cc. 950021)
A stunning cultivar from Washfield Nursery in England, a result of Elizabeth Strangman’s cross of E. dolichostemon by E. leptorrhzum. Beautiful silvery-pink, medium-sized flowers bloom well above long, narrow, evergreen leaflets with undulating margins. 12-15”. Rhizomes grow 4-6” a year. Extraordinary deep red fall/winter color. $15
Epimedium x 'Flame Thrower'
Epimedium x ‘Flame Thrower’ (Cc 990619)
***2009 Cobblewood Introduction***
Cheerful cherry red and creamy yellow flowers dance above the foliage of this hybrid from Darrell Probst. The inner sepals have decorative undulations to their shape, resembling flames licking upwards from the top of the flower. This cross between deciduous and evergreen parent plants gives this hybrid both vigorous growth and deep green, spiny leaflets of good substance. Very drought tolerant. $25
Epimedium x 'Hot Lips'
E. x ‘Hot Lips’ (Cc. 031434)
An E. acuminatum hybrid with multi-toned flowers of hot pink with the long spurred petals being decidedly hotter than the broad sepals. Flower stems are tinged burgundy red. Long narrow foliage emerges a reddish pink. Given a bit of bright shade or moderate sun in the north, the plant can reach 20” high. Its bright blooms and bold foliage draws your eye from quite a distance. $22
Epimedium x 'Kagayahime'
E. x ‘Kaguyahime’ (Cc. 950225)
From Japan (via Mikinori Ogisu & Robin White) comes this delicately beautiful hybrid of E. acuminatum and E. dolichostemon. 15-18” stems carry sprays of small flowers with dark reddish-purple spurs and light rose-pink inner sepals. Long, slender arrow-shaped, medium-sized leaflets are jagged edged and beautifully mottled with various shades of red in spring. Vigorous for an evergreen Epimedium, it is one of my favorites, and is named after a popular Japanese folk princess. $22
Epimedium x 'Lemon Zest'
Epimedium x ‘Lemon Zest’ (Cc. 990617)
***2005 Cobblewood Introduction***
From low, dense mounds of small, shiny, rounded evergreen leaflets flushed bronze in spring, emerge many erect racemes up to 15” high of cheerful, bright lemon-yellow bells. A hybrid created by Darrell Probst. $20
Epimedium x 'Lilac Cascade'
Epimedium x ‘Lilac Cascade’ (Cc. 950236)
***2001 Cobblewood Introduction***
What an incredible plant! In spring the new foliage emerges in beautiful shades of rose and pink. By bloom time, the leaflets turn almost solid green with a purplish-red border, forming a perfect mound of cascading foliage. Just above the leaves are clusters of rich violet-lavender flowers. Later, a second flush of vibrant hot raspberry-pink foliage emerges and remains colorful for several weeks. 6 to 8” tall in bloom with the second flush to 10”. From Darrell Probst's cross between E. sempervirens ‘Candy Hearts’ and E. grandiflorum ‘Yubae’. The foliage is like the former— semi-evergreen, medium-sized round hearts. $22
Epimedium x 'Making Waves'
Epimedium x ‘Making Waves’ (Cc. 031433)
A 2003 Collector’s Nursery introduction. This late blooming gem is deciduous, clumping form and notable for the very wavy edged leaflets which creates a nice textural component in the garden. A soft, irregular maroon band accentuates the undulating edge of the spring leaflets. Long spurred flowers are mauve-pink accented with soft pink on dark, nodding stems held well above the foliage. $18
Epimedium x 'Pink Champagne'
Epimedium x ‘Pink Champagne’ (Cc. 990618)
***2007 Cobblewood Introduction***
Perhaps the most all around beautiful Epimedium of those that Darrell has developed so far! Upright, heavy flowered panicles of pink and raspberry flowers float well above handsome, mottled foliage in spring. Medium pink sepals cap the top of each widely-arched spur. From the yellow spur tips that reveal their treasure of nectar, the color changes from white to a rich, berry pink, as if the cup was dipped in raspberry sorbet. Elongated, evergreen medium-sized arrow-shaped leaflets contrast purple mottling against a green background. A vigorous grower, it puts on an incredible show with rebloom if it is happy in its environment. 12" tall with flower stems reaching 16". $35
Epimedium x 'Sunshowers'
Epimedium x ‘Sunshowers’ (Cc. 050101)
***2008 Cobblewood Introduction***
This diminutive but fast growing cultivar was created by friend Kelly Dodson of Far Reaches Farm. Cheerful, medium-sized light yellow flowers with straight, outfacing spurs are backed by short pink sepals. Numerous, erect flower panicles are held high above the foliage to 8”. Small spring leaflets are showered with red speckles. Re-blooms with secondary flushes of flecked growth for added appeal. This long blooming clone literally “rains” flowers. Semi-evergreen. $22
Epimedium x 'Windfire'
Epimedium x ‘Windfire’ (Cc. 002114)
**2007 Cobblewood Introduction***
Wiry, black-red upright flower spikes rise above the foliage carrying large, canary yellow flowers with small, dark red sepals. The thin reflexed spurs give the flower a very elegant silhouette. Slightly spreading with an open habit, by rhizomes that grow 4” a year. Medium-sized semi-evergreen leaflets form a leafy, open base to 12”. Flower spikes to 20”. $25
Epimedium x 'Yokihi'
Epimedium x ‘Yokihi’ (Cc. 050030)
An outstanding late-blooming Japanese cross between E. davidii and E. grandiflorum ‘Yubae’, this clumping hybrid produces long arching 18” spikes of large spidery flowers. The dramatic flowers have a flared creamy yellow cup and long, slender spurs backed by short, bright reddish pink inner sepals. Medium green angular leaflets are flushed with bronzy red in spring. $30