Epimedium x rubrum

Red Barrenwort, Barrenwort

Valued for their airy spring flowers and shiny evergreen to deciduous leaves, use these tough, low-growing perennials for shady flower borders, woodland and rock gardens and containers. Excellent, slow-spreading ground cover under large trees and shrubs. Colorful leaves are bronzy-pink in spring, green in summer and bronze in fall. Spikes of flowers bloom red, white, pink or yellow in spring. Long-lasting cut flowers. Drought resistant once established. Deer resistant. Divide in spring or fall. Cut back in late winter or early spring to encourage spring flowers and new growth.
Epimedium x rubrum, Red Barrenwort, Barrenwort
Young, heart-shaped leaflets are bright red or brownish-red and cover the plant densely. Flowers make up masses of 10 to 23 blossoms per stem.

Attributes - Epimedium x rubrum

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Red, White, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 in. to 1 ft. 2 in.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rose Queen', Epimedium pinnatum, Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum', Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum'
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