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Epimedium diphyllum 'Variegatum'

There are a couple of variegated Epimediums on the fringes of cultivation. This is probably the commonest. The leaves are marbled with white in an erratic pattern that increases as they mature until they resemble the explosive pattern of the universe shortly after the Big Bang.
It is fascinating, but only a strong stomach could call it beautiful.
Introduced in 1995 from Japan by Roy Herold and Gerry Anderson where it is called 'Shiro chiri fu'. They passed it to Darrell Probst who has distributed it more widely. The variegation lasts well through the summer.

28th April 2006

28th April 2006


  • Barker, David G. - Epimedium and other herbaceous Berberidaceae, Hardy Plant Society, 1997
  • Stearn, William T. - Epimedium, 2002.
  • Garden Vision Epimediums catalogue, 2017.