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EPIMEDIUM - rubrum / Barrenwort

    EPIMEDIUM - rubrum / Barrenwort


    Introducing Epimedium rubrum, a stunning perennial that is sure to add a touch of beauty and elegance to any garden. This plant is a member of the barberry family and is native to China. It is commonly known as Bishop's Hat or Barrenwort due to the shape of its flowers.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30cm/12in
    • Spread: 45cm/18in
    • Flower color: Reddish-pink
    • Flowering period: Mid-spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Green leaves with red tinges in the spring
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist, and fertile soil, pH level of 5.5 to 7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Epimedium rubrum is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways. It is great for ground cover and works well in rock gardens, borders, and woodland settings. It is also suitable for container gardening.

    This plant is hardy, drought-tolerant, and disease-resistant, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens. It thrives in shade and is perfect for those hard-to-fill shady spots in the garden. Additionally, Epimedium rubrum is deer-resistant, making it a great option for gardens in areas with high deer populations.

    Companion Plants:

    • Carex 'Evergold' - The gold and green leaves of this sedge will provide a nice contrast to the green leaves and reddish-pink flowers of Epimedium rubrum.
    • Dicentra 'Luxuriant' - The pink flowers of this dicentra will provide a nice contrast to the reddish-pink flowers of Epimedium rubrum.
    • Astilbe chinensis 'Visions' - The pink plumes of this astilbe will complement the reddish-pink flowers of Epimedium rubrum.

    Care Instructions:
    Epimedium rubrum is easy to care for. It prefers well-draining, moist, and fertile soil. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the plant's first year of growth. Water deeply but infrequently. This plant prefers partial shade to full shade, but it can tolerate some morning sun. Remove any dead foliage in the spring to encourage new growth.

    Final Thoughts:
    Epimedium rubrum is a beautiful and hardy perennial that is perfect for shady gardens. Its unique foliage and reddish-pink flowers are sure to impress. Additionally, this plant has a rich history in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has been used for centuries to treat various ailments. With its stunning beauty and medicinal properties, Epimedium rubrum is a must-have for any garden.