Barrenwort 'Cupreum' Epimedium × versicolor 'Cupreum'

barrenwort 'Cupreum'


'Cupreum' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial, 30cm high, with evergreen leaves divided into ovate-heart-shaped, spine-toothed leaflets, 5-9cm long, which open coppery red-brown with green veins, mature to mid-green, and flush rich mahogany in autumn and winter, and flowers with light coral-pink sepals and short-spurred, pale lemon-yellow petals, from mid-spring to late 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 'Cupreum'

  • 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 Garden Edging Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Wall-side Borders 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