Barrenwort Epimedium alpinum



E. alpinum is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial, to 25cm in height. Foliage is glossy and finely-toothed, bronze in spring turning mid-green and finally red tones in autumn. Racemes of pendant flowers appear in spring with dark, purple-red sepals and yellow short-spurred petals

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort alpine barrenwort bishop's hat common barrenwort see more

  • 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

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

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering

  • insectPests

    Prone to vine weevils

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by a virus