EPIMEDIUM - perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' / Barrenwort
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EPIMEDIUM - perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' / Barrenwort


    Epimedium perralchicum Frohnleiten is a species of herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the family Berberidaceae. It is also known as barrenwort or bishop's hat. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and can be found growing in rocky and woodland areas.

    The Frohnleiten cultivar of Epimedium perralchicum is a popular ornamental plant, valued for its attractive foliage and delicate flowers. It grows up to 12 inches tall and 18 inches wide, forming a dense clump of heart-shaped leaves with reddish edges. The leaves are evergreen and semi-glossy, with a mottled appearance that gives them an interesting texture.

    In spring, Epimedium perralchicum Frohnleiten produces clusters of small, dainty flowers that rise above the foliage on wiry stems. The flowers are typically a pale yellow or cream color, with spurs that curve upwards, giving them a distinctive bishop's mitre shape. They are held above the foliage and nod gently in the breeze.

    Epimedium perralchicum Frohnleiten prefers partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow and care for. It can be used as a ground cover or as a border plant in a shaded garden, where it will provide attractive foliage and delicate flowers. The plant is also tolerant of dry conditions and can be used in rock gardens or other dry areas.

    Overall, Epimedium perralchicum Frohnleiten is a beautiful and versatile plant that adds interest and texture to any garden setting.

    Height 40cm
    Width 45cm
    Bloom Time April-May
    Zone 4