Epimediums

Epimedium 'Black Sea'

A UK National Collection

Description – This is a medium sized evergreen now thought to be a hybrid of. E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum, but previously just thought to be a form of it. This plants claim to garden worthiness is the winter leaf colour which can be rich red. This has never done this for me, but I suspect it needs more sunshine and perhaps less moisture to colour well. I have however seen plants at Straight Mile Nursery this winter(2015), which had been semi abandoned due to not colouring previously, looking rather stunning. This is a tough groundcover Epimedium, which may be worth trying in light shade.