Barrenwort 'Arctic Wings' Epimedium 'Arctic Wings' (PBR)

barrenwort 'Arctic Wings'


'Arctic Wings' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 30cm high, with evergreen, crinkled, spiny-edged leaves which emerge splashed with bronze in spring and mature to green, light apple-green stems, and spidery flowers, of broad white sepals, white petals with long, curved spurs, and lemon-yellow stamens, in spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Arctic Wings'

  • 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

      Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging 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; propagation for resale is prohibited without a licence

  • insectPests

    May be affected by vine weevil

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots