Which Epimediums are Evergreen?

I often hear gardeners say that epimediums are great evergreen groundcovers. The truth is that many of them, including some of the best species and varieties, go dormant in the winter. Here is a list of some evergreen and deciduous plants.

  • Evergreen

  • E. acuminatum
  • E. davidii
  • E. dolichostemon
  • E. epsteinii
  • E. leptorrhizum
  • E. pauciflorum
  • E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum
  • E. pubigerum
  • E. sempervirens
  • E. wushanense
  • Crosses:

  • E. x cantabrigiense
    (E. alpinum x E. pubigerum)
  • E. x omeiense
    (E. acuminatum x E. fangii)
  • E. x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’
    (E. perralderianum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum)
  • E. x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’
    (E. grandiflorum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum)
  • E. x warleyense
    (E. alpinum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum)
  • Deciduous

  • E. alpinum
  • E. diphyllum
  • E.  grandiflorum
  • Crosses:

  • E. x rubrum
     (E. alpinum x E. grandiflorum)
  • E. x versicolor ‘Versicolor’
    (E. grandiflorum x E. pinnatum subsp. colchicum)
  • E. x youngianum
    (E. grandiflorum x E. diphyllum)

Mignonne Maxwell

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