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EPIMEDIUM

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

This species is riding on a wave of popularity because of new-to-the-west species from China and Japan. The Asiatics require summer moisture whereas Europeans can be mainstays in dry shade.

Genus of more than 50 species of evergreen and deciduous rhizomatous perennials from the Mediterranean to temperate easten Asia. They are found in woodland, scrub and shady, rocky places which gives an idea of their preferences.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - heart-shaped leaves, sometimes bronze-tinted when young, which colour well in autumn.
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennials. Small, saucer- to cup-shaped flowers, often with spurs. Colours range through yellow, beige, white, pink, red and purple
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Partial shade - shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grow as ground cover under trees or shrubs. Clip back old leaves in early spring before flower spikes form.
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, mosaic virus.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean to temperate eastern Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

Buy Varieties of EPIMEDIUM

EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
White flowers flushed pink. Startling red new foliage
 
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£12.50 each 
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EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Orange flowers in profusion. Sometimes blooms again in autumn
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum

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Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
White or pale yellow pendent flowers
 
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£12.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

 

EPIMEDIUM x perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Yellow flowers
 
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£12.50 each 
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EPIMEDIUM versicolor 'Sulphureum'  AWARD

EPIMEDIUM versicolor 'Sulphureum'  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Hardy perennial tolerant of semi-shade with pale yellow spurred flowers
 
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£12.50 each 
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EPIMEDIUM x warleyense

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Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Compact perennial with small bright orange-red sepals with yellow centre. Leaves tinted red when young
 
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EPIMEDIUM x youngianum 'Niveum'

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Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Snow white
 
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£12.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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