Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum'

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Barrenwort

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Bright yellow flowers with heart shaped foliage brighten up a shady spot. This species of Epimedium is very drought tolerant once it is established. This works very well as a groundcover in part-shade areas. Heart-shaped leaves have great spring, summer and fall color.

Height

8-12 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Bloom Time

May

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This plant competes well with tree or shrub roots, so they can be planted in difficult areas.

When to Divide

late summer, early fall

Good Companions

Chinese False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers ), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Primrose (Primula vulgaris Belarina®)

Characteristics & Attributes

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