Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (2018)
Common Name : Epimedium 'Kodai Murasaki'Family : BerberidaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Spreading/BranchedHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : VioletFlowering from : Marchto AprilFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Light greenHardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°Sunlight : Part Shade / Full ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn
A new US hybrid, easy, vigorous and healthy’. The hybrid E. ‘Kodai Murasaki’ ‘Reddish-purple with white spurs, a good plant’ on tall (70cm) almost black stems, although at the same height as the light young foliage the flowers shine through. Despite having what is suspected to be E. grandiflorum as a parent it seems indifferent to the PH of the soil, and its worth noting that, the E. grandiflorum forms have a marked preference to acid (or below 6.5ph) soils.