Barrenwort 'Beni-kujaku' Epimedium 'Beni-kujaku'

barrenwort 'Beni-kujaku'


'Beni-kujaku' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 30cm high, with deciduous, narrowly ovate, spiny-edged, mid-green leaves, and flowers with sepals of pale lilac-pink edged with darker rose-pink, and widely open, white-spurred petals also of pale lilac-pink edged with darker rose-pink, so that the flowers appear to be semi-double, in spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Beni-kujaku'

  • 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

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

  • 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