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Epimedium x rubrum


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage


Half hardy

Skill level


Epimedium x rubrum

Plant details

Epimediums have heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, and work beautifully in shady, woodland borders.They are best used as ground cover plants beneath trees and shrubs.

Epimedium x rubrum bears bronze young leaves, which darken to red-brown in autumn. In late spring tiny, crimson and pale yellow flowers appear on wiry stems.

For best results, remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear in spring, and apply a thick mulch of compost or leaf mould around the crown. Flowers do not need deadheading. Divide large clumps in autumn.

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Epimedium

Species: rubrum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to November

Time to plant: March to November

Flowering period: April to May

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