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Epimedium x rubrum

Barrenwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (34485)

Plant details

Epimedium x rubrum is a great ground cover plant in the shade under trees and shrubs. The leaves are flushed with red when young and turn reddish-brown in autumn, remaining throughout the winter. Crimson and yellow flowers appear in mid- to late spring.

Family: Berberidaceae

Genus: Epimedium

Species: x 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


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