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.

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EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

white flowers flushed pink. Startling red new foliage

 
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EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'

EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

orange flowers in profusion. Sometimes blooms again in autumn

 
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EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum

EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

white or pale yellow pendent flowers

 
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EPIMEDIUM x perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'

EPIMEDIUM x perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

yellow flowers

 
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EPIMEDIUM 'Spine Tingler'

EPIMEDIUM 'Spine Tingler'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

('Sphinx Twinkler'). Lance-shaped, toothed leaves, bronze when young. Sprays of yellow flowers in spring

 
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EPIMEDIUM versicolor 'Sulphureum'

EPIMEDIUM versicolor 'Sulphureum'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

hardy perennial tolerant of semi-shade with pale yellow spurred flowers

 
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EPIMEDIUM x warleyense

EPIMEDIUM x warleyense

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'

EPIMEDIUM x youngianum 'Niveum'

Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

snow white

 
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