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Epimedium × rubrum (Red epimedium, red barrenwort, bishop's hat)

Epimedium × rubrum Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Epimedium × rubrum ep-ih-MEE-dee-um ex ROO-brum Common Name: Red epimedium, red barrenwort, bishop's hat Genus: Epimedium
Early in the season, the thin, heart-shaped leaves of this plant have a red tinge, which turns to bronze in fall. Plant red epimedium along a path, where its delicate foliage and tiny spring flowers can be admired. -Marty Hair, Regional Picks: Upper Midwest, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care: Fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Cut back the old foliage in late winter.
Propagation:  By division.
Problems: No serious problems. 
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.;6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Spring; Spring
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Ground Covers, Edging, Naturalizing
Style Woodland Garden
Type Perennials

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