EPIMEDIUM x warleyense

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

Compact perennial with small bright orange-red sepals with yellow centre. Leaves tinted red when young
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves divided into 3-9 ovate, sparsely spiny, mid-green leaflets 7-12cm (2¾-4¾) in long
  • Orange
    Orange red with yellow centre
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    75cm (30in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Spreading, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial. Produces flowers to 2cm (¾in) across
  • 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

EPIMEDIUM x warleyense

 
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  • 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
    Garden origin
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    An old European variety. Will tolerate dry shade
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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