Epimedium x rubrum

Red barrenwort

Spring growth is beautifully tinted bronze, fading to green then bronzing beautifully again in Autumn. Wiry stems of red flowers sporting creamy white spurs in Spring.

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Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

This Epimedium prefers good drainage and is able to tolerate moderately dry shade with watering to help establishment. It is slightly faster spreading than other types which makes it a good choice for ground cover, especially as some foliage is usually kept over winter in milder areas.

A mulch of compost in early spring before the flowers in April-May will help produce the most vigorous plants, and large clumps can be divided in autumn to create more stock and increase vigour even further.

Expert Tip

Their tolerance of moderately dry shade makes this a great choice for underplanting beneath large trees and shrubs or at woodland edges.