A UK National Collection

Epimedium sempervirens 'Creamsickle'


Epimedium sempervirens

Distribution – Japan,  the western side of, Honshu and Hokiado).

Description – A medium sized fairly evergreen species which is very similar to E. grandiflorum, but differing in it being more evergreen. The latter species also tends to have a second flush of taller foliage, after its spring  flowering , whereas this doesn’t happen so much with E. sempervirens.  The flower colour as with E. grandiflorum varies, with white, reddish and purple being found.  There are nowhere near as many cultivars named as with E. grandiflorum .

Epimedium sempervirens ‘Creamsickle’ is a cultivar of the species which shows attractively variegated foliage. At flowering time the new leaves are a mixture of pink and green colours. As the season advances the leaves turn crean and green.  The plant is less vigorous than some cultivars, and therefore perhaps grows more slowly. It has carried a higher price for this reason. We acquired our plant from Edrom Nursery in Scotland.