Epimedium x rubrum

Epimedium x rubrum

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Epimedium x rubrum
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Bronze
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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