Epimedium mikinorii

A UK National Collection

Distribution  - China, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

Description –  A medium  growing evergreen species very similar to E. epsteinii  without close examination. I suspect the the  two species are confused in the nursery industry. Like E. epsteinii  this has a bicolour flower with purplish petals backed by white inner sepals. Also both species have prominent spined margins to the leaflets .The rhizome is shorter than those of E. epsteinii .

We have a couple of Chen Yi ‘species that are possibly this one, or akin to it.

Epimediums