Barrenwort

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Barrenwort - Epimedium grandiflorum  'Lilafee'

Common Name: Barrenwort
Genus: Epimedium
Species: grandiflorum
Cultivar: 'Lilafee'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the leaves are valuable for winter flower displays

    Sprays of tiny lilac-purple spring flowers suspended on delicate wiry stems above bronze-flushed light-green leaves. This elegant foliage plant is perfect for a lightly shaded site with moist soil. Handsome leaves resembling lopsided hearts look lovely at the front of a shady border or growing next to woodland plants.

  • Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well rotted compost around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

  • Goes well with:Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White', Dryopteris filix-mas, Polygonatum odoratum, Epimedium x rubrum, Carex elata.


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