Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM



Habitat: shady, cool sites


Soil: with plenty of humus


Height: 25 cm


Flowering: spring


Width: 25 cm

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In all these Epimediums the leaves are held on slender, stiff stems, at about the same level as the flowers, which in a few species can be hidden from view. A shearing in late February or early March clears the way for enjoyment of the fresh unfurling leaves and the beautiful small flowers. They look delicate, but they are tough. Vancouveria is a closely related genus.

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' produces yellow flowers against mottled foliage.
1 litre pot £6.00

Epimedium - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Epimedium x cantabrigiense is a hybrid of Epimedium alpinum and E. pubigerum, which occurred, naturally, at Cambridge Botanic Garden. and Epimedium alpinum The leaves are green, but when they first emerge in spring they are coppery coloured. Rge flowers soon follow, and they too are a copper/orange colour with yellow centres.
invisible.gif Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee' has mid green leaves, flushed with purple, above which the pendent violet purple flowers are produced in spring.
invisible.gif Epimedium x perralchicum has bright yellow flowers.
epimedium_rubrum.jpg Epimedium x rubrum has red and white flowers and mottled leaves.
invisible.gif Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum' has pure white flowers on slender stems in spring and fiery autumn leaf colour too.
invisible.gif Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum' has delicate pink flowers on slender stems in spring and excellent autumn leaf colour too.