Barrenwort

Epimedium × youngianum 'Niveum'

Barrenwort - Epimedium ×  youngianum  'Niveum'

Common Name: Barrenwort
Genus: Epimedium
Species: ◊ youngianum
Cultivar: 'Niveum'

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

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

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: White
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 airiness to a shady border. The leaves of this variety are semi-evergreen and flushed with bronze in spring and autumn. In spring it has masses of tiny bell-shaped pure white flowers with long spurs held on wiry red-tinted stems. A perfect groundcover plant to lighten up shady areas or for planting en masse under deciduous trees.

  • 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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