This botanical species was first described in 1993 by the English botanist William Thomas Stearn (1911-2001) in his monograph "The Genus Epimedium and other herbaceous Berberidaceae".
Originally from the Sichuan province of China, it is remarkable for its large, deeply-veined, olive-green leaves, with a whitish underside and broad, mauve-pink flowers.
Epimedium leptorrhizum is slow and low-growing (like most Epimedium from China) and is a beautiful specimen for collectors.
Plant in undergrowth or near trees in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Although it is evergreen, for a better visual effect we recommend pruning the previous year's foliage right back at the end of winter before the new spring growth.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: mauve
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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