Barrenwort 'Black Sea' Epimedium 'Black Sea'

barrenwort 'Black Sea'


'Black Sea' is a deciduous, rhizomatous perennial, to 30cm in height and 60cm spread, with attractive, red-tinted young foliage in spring, turning to mid-green and finally deep red, almost black in autumn. The small flowers, around 2cm wide, are a translucent orange with primrose yellow inner petals borne delicately on wiry, red stems

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Black Sea'

    • Common names

      Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum 'Black Sea'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back old foliage in late winter or early spring for the best display of new foliage and flowers

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Ground Cover Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering

  • insectPests

    Prone to vine weevils

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a virus