Epimedium grandiflorum 'Wildside Red'
'Wildside Red' was raised by Keith Wiley of Wildside Nursery in Devon. Keith doesn’t do mail order but attends various flower shows, where plants can be collected. This is a medium to tall variety of E. grandiflorum which carries reddish purple flowers with pale spurs. It has been reasonably strong growing with us.
General information on Epimedium grandiflorum
Distribution – Japan (Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu and Hokiado). Northern Korea and southern Manchuria.
Description – A medium sized fairly deciduous species with widespread distribution through Japan etc. growing in deciduous woodland. It was introduced to Great Britain in the 1830s. With its wide geographical range through the various Japanese islands etc., a good deal of variation has occurred. Flower colour of the plants found in the wild varies widely: yellow, white, pink, lilac and reddish to purple. Add to this the large number of plants attributed to E grandiflorum that have arisen in cultivation and there may be hundreds of cultivars already named.