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Epimedium grandiflorum f violaceum

The pale lilac forms in Japan have been described as forma violaceum, originally the name applied to the pale forms only, but it has now extended to include the deeper red purple variants. There are a number of clones in circulation, sometimes under the name 'Violaceum'. This plant is quite close to the original description.

In this example, the sepals are darker than the petals, giving the flower a distinct two tone effect.

21st April 2006

15th April 2007

4th February 2009

15th April 2012

23rd March 2017


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