Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
  • Family: Berberidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Epimediums have been popular in Japan for many years but are now beginning to increase in popularity with UK gardeners. They are generally hardy and enjoy a spot in dappled shade with moist, well-drained soil and regular mulching with garden compost or leaf mould. For the best foliage, cut back old leaves in spring before new foliage appears.

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Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ is a vigorous selection of the original cross, growing up to 90cm (3ft) wide. The leaves are beautifully veined with bronze, and then in autumn they become veined with deep red. New leaves are produced on colourful red stems. The deep yellow flowers are produced in spring. These look particularly attractive when set off by blue-flowered wood anemones, pulmonarias and brunneras.

How to grow Epimedium 'Sulphureum'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Epimedium 'Sulphureum' and wildlife

Epimedium 'Sulphureum' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Epimedium 'Sulphureum' poisonous?

Epimedium 'Sulphureum' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Epimedium 'Sulphureum'