A UK National Collection


Epimedium grandiflorum 'Yuki Shiri Chiri'

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.

 ‘Yuki Shiri Chiri’ is a deciduous cultivar of E. grandiflorum which has white flowers with a narrow spidery look. The inner sepals are palest mauve pink.  We acquired this from Les Pépinièri des Avettes nursery, in France. We haven’t  as yet planted it out in the garden to assess it fully.