Barrenwort

Epimedium × perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

Barrenwort - Epimedium × perralchicum  'Frohnleiten'

Common Name: Barrenwort
Genus: Epimedium
Species: × perralchicum
Cultivar: 'Frohnleiten'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: April & May

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

Pretty and versatile with distinctive heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit epimediums bring lightness and airness to a shady border. The leaves of this cultivar have delicate markings and are flushed with bronze in spring and autumn. In spring it produces tiny bright yellow flowers held on delicate wiry stems. This evergreen epimedium looks especially good in garden borders or under deciduous trees since the star-shaped flowers are held high above the foliage. A lovely year-round groundcover plant.

  • 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

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