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 grow Epimedium x rubrum in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. 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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