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Longspur barrenwort

Epimedium grandiflorum cvs.

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Longspur barrenwort is a clump-forming, deciduous, rhizomatous perennial. Leaves, light green and flushed bronze when young, are heart-shaped with spiny margins. Four-petaled white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers, hanging in clusters, appear in mid- and late spring.

CareThrives in full to partial shade with rich, well-drained soil, but will grow well (although slower) in dry conditions.

PropagationDivide in autumn or after flowering. Root rhizome cuttings under glass in winter; plant out after danger of frost has passed.

ProblemsVine weevil and mosaic virus.

  • Genus : Epimedium
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White, Yellow
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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