Barrenwort 'Akame' Epimedium × omeiense 'Akame'

barrenwort 'Akame'


'Akame' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 35cm high, with evergreen, narrowly heart-shaped leaves that emerge speckled and marbled with bronze and mature to shining green, and long stems of spidery flowers of short red sepals and orange-red petals with yellow mouths and white spurs tipped with yellow, in late spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Akame'

    • Common names

      Epimedium × omeiense 'Emei Shan'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required, but cutting back in late winter or early spring, before flower spikes form, will improve appearance

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering; or by root cuttings of rhizomes, kept under glass in winter, and planted out after all danger of frost has passed

  • insectPests

    May be affected by vine weevil

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots