EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

White or pale yellow pendent flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 30cm (12in) long with, usually, 9 heart-shaped spiny-margined light-green leaflets.
  • White
    White or pale yellow
  • Height
    20-30cm (8-12in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Clump-forming rhizomatous perennial. Flowers are 2.5-4.5cm (1-1¾in) long with spurs 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum

Available Early Spring 2023 - 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.
£13.50 each 

Any 3+ for £11.00
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2023


  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Clip back old leaves in late winter or early spring before flower spikes form
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevil, mosaic virus.
    Place of origin
    China, North Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. An Asiatic variety.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
20-30cm (8-12in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

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