Epimedium

Epimedium

Common name: Barrenwort


Plant type Perennial
Height 6 to 12 inches
Spread 6 to 12 inches
Habit Low growing
Foliage Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 4
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Average to wet
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, white, yellow
Flower season Early spring to late spring
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green, red, bronze
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Epimediums are spring flowering perennials which make effective ground cover. The are noted for their unusual spider shaped flowers. Flowers are usually pink or yellow and are held above the foliage. Some varieties are evergreen, others have coloured foliage.

They grow in sun or shade, provided the soil does not dry out.

 

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