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Epimedium x cantabrigiense

Also called Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings


More About Epimedium x cantabrigiense

  • Numerous, dainty, yellow flowers with a pink tinge and yellow stamens
  • Leaves are copper-tinted in the spring and mature to green in the summer
  • Foliage turns to hues of bronze and reds as the season cools and remains through the winter
  • Semi-evergreen foliage
  • Bloom Time: April to May

Interesting Notes:

Epimedium cantabrigiense is a cross between E. alpinum and E. pubigerum.

Zone:

5

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Barrenwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a average to moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Epimedium 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 x cantabrigiense 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
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Bronze

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Epimedium x cantabrigiense

Epimedium rubrum

Epimedium rubrum

Red Barrenwort