described over 100 years ago by a missionary named Armand David.
There are several different clones of this species.
Epimedium davidii CPC 960079Rich flowering dwarf form.
Height about 25 cm.
Epimedium davidii EMR 4125Found by Martyn Rix in West Sichuan.
Bright yellow flowers with a "high cup" and very small reddish brown sepals.
New leaves are spotted brownish red.
Epimedium dolichostemon OG 81010
This Chinese species with its specially
shaped flowers is an extraordinary appearance and resembles E. fargesii.
The leaves are evergreen and emerge reddish in spring.
This species was discovered and described not even 30 years ago.
Introduced by Mikinori Ogisu.
Epimedium dewuense is now assigned to this species. (source: Yanjun Zhang)
Epimedium 'Domaine de St. Jean de Beauregard'
A great cultivar,
bred by Darrell Probst in 2004.
Evergreen, beautiful spring foliage. Very rich flowering. Under optimal conditions, the plant produces flower stems over a long period of time.
Vigorous, but not spreading. About 60 cm tall.
In my opinion still far too rarely offered in Europe.
Epimedium 'Double Cream'
selection from Coen Jansen (NL).
If i had to guess, I would say, that this is a seedling of E. wushanense nova 'Spiny Leaved Form',
because it is hardly distinguishable from that variety.
The only "improvement" that I can see so far is the name, which is much easier to pronounce. ;)
Nevertheless, this is certainly a beautiful plant, with exactly the Mahonia-like foliage of E. wushanense nova 'Spiny Leaved Form'.