Large-Flowered Barrenwort

Epimedium grandiflorum

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Epimedium grandiflorum is a deciduous, clump-forming perennial species from the Berberidaceae family. It produces light green with spiny margins. In spring the leaves emerge with a bronze tinge and get greener with age. Long-spurred white, yellow, pink or purple flowers appear in spring. It typically grows to around 30cm tall.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Division

Divide in autumn or after flowering has finished.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Japan

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance plant that can be used for underplanting shrubs as ground cover. It also suits cottage or informal gardens as edging to beds and borders.

Personality

Family

Berberidaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, Yellow, White

Scent

None

Related Problems

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