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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.

Exceptional vitality coupled with a generous showing of large, reblooming rosy-pink flowers earn this Darrell Probst introduction the reputation of being the choicest Epimedium available. Bubbling amid lithe, ultrathin stems that rise well above ‘Pink Champagne’s lusty evergreen clump, the playful blooms showcase raspberry-hued cups plus long blush-toned spurs with pale yellow tips. Bold burgundy and violet-tinged calico patterns imprint each lanky, arrow-shaped evergreen leaf and beckon us to take a closer look.

Blooms April–May

Size: 15" – 18" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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