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A picture of a Red Barrenwort

Red Barrenwort

Epimedium × rubrum

Also known as

Barrenwort

Epimedium x rubrum 2013-05-10 by Peter coxhead (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Red Barrenwort Overview

Epimedium × rubrum is a deciduous perennial from the Berberidaceae family. Commonly known by the name Red Barrenwort, this plant is an artificial hybrid. It grows through the use of underground rhizomes, typically reaching 30cm tall. Young leaves have a red tinge and show attractive autumn colouration. Flowers are red and yellow-cream in colour, measuring around 2cm wide. Grow in partial shade and well-draining soil. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

How to propagate Red Barrenwort

Division

Special features of Red Barrenwort

Ground cover

Attractive flowers