Distribution – Japan, the western side of, Honshu and Hokkaido).
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 ‘Mars’ is a cultivar with red/pink flowers which we purchased from Koen van Poucke. It has persisted in the garden for a couple of years now.
Epimedium sempervirens 'Mars'