Distribution – China, Sichuan province.

Description – Several introductions have been made which vary considerably in height and have the extremes distributed as ‘Dwarf Form’ and ‘Robust Form’ The flower stems carry two leaves each of three leaflets. The flowers have small reddish inner sepals and much larger petals which have a well developed  centre and spurs, which results in a flower with a bulbous centre with four pronounced down curving spurs. The rhizomes are short leading to a compact clumping plant.We use E. davidii in groups as an edging to woodland paths. The dwarf forms may be better displayed on a raised bed.

A UK National Collection

Epimedium davidii