Barrenwort 'Enchantress' Epimedium 'Enchantress'

barrenwort '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

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Enchantress'

    • Common names

      Epimedium elongatum 'Enchantress'

  • 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

      Garden Edging Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover 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

  • insectPests

    May be affected by vine weevil

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots