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.
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
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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