Bishops hat

Epimedium × youngianum 'Roseum'

Bishops hat - Epimedium × youngianum  'Roseum'

Common Name: Bishops hat
Genus: Epimedium
Species: × youngianum
Cultivar: 'Roseum'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Good for a rock garden

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
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 dusky-pink to purple flowers in mid- to late-spring on slender red -tinted stems and mid-green bronze-tinted young leaves. A lovely groundcover plant for shady areas of the garden. This epimedium would be perfect in a rock garden since it is smaller than many of the other species.

  • 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

Similar Plants:

Barrenwort - Epimedium grandiflorum  'Lilafee'

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Barrenwort - Epimedium ×  youngianum  'Niveum'

Epimedium × youngianum 'Niveum'

Barrenwort - Epimedium × perralchicum  'Frohnleiten'

Epimedium × perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'