Epimedium rubrum

<< PREV Image 1 of 4 NEXT >>

Barrenwort

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Columbine-like flower is red with a yellow outer edge. Foliage starts the season edged in crimson, and then in fall turns burgundy to crimson. A wonderful groundcover choice for shady areas. Heart-shaped leaves are delicate in appearance, but very reliable and hardy.

Height

8-12 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well under trees, often used as a groundcover, border or edger.

When to Divide

late summer, early fall

Good Companions

Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Hosta (Hosta ), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Customer Login Password