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Epimedium rubrum

Also called Bishop's Hat


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Epimedium rubrum - Red Barrenwort

Epimedium rubrum - Red Barrenwort

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

Interesting Notes:

Epimedium rubrum is a cross between Epimedium alpinum and Epimedium grandiflorum.

Zone:

4

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Red
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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

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Red

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge