Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty'

 Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty' - in flower    copyright  2002 Mark McDonough

 In May, the plant looks rather like a typical E. grandiflorum, having
lovely rosy-lilac and white flowers just above a sheath of heart-shaped
foliage, the whole affair just 5-6" tall.  In spring the foliage is a gorgeous
coppery-red color, but by full flowering the foliage has changed to green.


In the photo below,
we see the same plant in midsummer, where flushes
of new growth show beet red new growth in striking contrast to the soft
green and tan-green summer foliage.  Indeed this is a "Dark Beauty"!

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Dark Beauty' - in summer leafage   copyright  2002 Mark McDonough 

Photos by Mark McDonough


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