Also called Bishop's Hat
More About Epimedium rubrum
- Sprays of cherry-red, star-shaped flowers peek through the foliage
- Spiny-toothed, heart-shaped foliage is red-tinted throughout the seasons
- Turns a bronzy-red in the fall and remains through the winter
- Slow to establish, but forms an attractive, ground cover
- More drought tolerant than other cultivars of epimedium
- Semi-evergreen foliage
- Bloom Time: April
Epimedium rubrum is a cross between Epimedium alpinum and Epimedium grandiflorum.
Red Barrenwort Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Epimediums spread by rhizomes and are slow to establish. Once established, they make a tidy, ground cover for dry, shady locations. Pruning in late winter will encourage fresh leaves and profuse flowers.
Epimedium rubrum Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils