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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

EPIMEDIUM

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

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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....

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - narrow, holly-like leaves to 12cm (5in) long by 2.5cm (1in) wide
  • Yellow
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming, compact, rhizomatous perennial. Small, spurred flowers are carried in open racemes
  • 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 - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
  • 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. Unnamed species collected in Sichuan province by Darrell Probst. Introduced in 2008
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich. An Asiatic variety.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
30cm (12in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

Buy Varieties of EPIMEDIUM

EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
White flowers flushed pink. Startling red new foliage
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'

EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'  >


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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum   AWARD

EPIMEDIUM grandiflorum  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
White or pale yellow pendent flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

EPIMEDIUM x youngianum 'Niveum'  AWARD

EPIMEDIUM x youngianum 'Niveum'  >


Commonly known as: Barrenwort, Bishop's hat.
Snow white
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00
£12.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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