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Epimedium

Barrenwort or Bishop’s Hat

Dense and leafy Epimedium is one of our most successful ground covers for the moist woodland setting. New heart-shaped leaves on wiry stems unfurl in spring with a rosy, marbled coloration that fades to green as summer approaches. In autumn, the marbling returns in coral and copper, enduring mild winters. The unusual small flowers (Bishop’s Hats) are held above the foliage in airy sprays, and resemble miniature Columbines. Durable and long-lived, Epimediums can adapt to drier conditions once established, spreading slowly and steadily. Both flowers and foliage are prized for small arrangements.

We bet you’ll take your hats off to this fabulous ‘Bishop’s Hat’. An Ernest Pagels cross between Epimedium alpinum and Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum, ‘Orange Queen’s intriguing flowers showcase soft coppery tangerine-colored petals, greenish anthers and spurs painted with red streaks. The light green foliage is spiny toothed and warmed by reddish margins. We place it alongside our shaded steps and benches amid Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’, so that we can enjoy the detail and contrasting colors.

Blooms March–April

Size: 16" high x 16" – 18" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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