Barrenwort 'Enchantress' Epimedium 'Enchantress'
'Enchantress' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 25-30cm high, evergreen, ternate leaves with narrowly heart-shaped, spiny-edged leaflets which emerge marbled and splashed dark bronze-red in spring and mature to bright green with red veins, and flowers of lavender-grey sepals, pale pink-lilac petals with white spurs and mouths edged with purple, and prominent yellow stamens, in spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees
About this plant
Epimedium elongatum 'Enchantress'
No pruning required, but cutting back in late winter or early spring, before flower spikes form, will improve appearance
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
- Suitable locations
Garden Edging Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
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
May be affected by vine weevil
May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots