Barrenwort 'Flowers of Sulphur' Epimedium 'Flowers of Sulphur' (PBR)

barrenwort 'Flowers of Sulphur'


'Flowers of Sulphur' is a vigorous clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 35cm high, with deciduous, glossy, pointed leaves, which emerge red-bronze with green veins in spring, mature to apple green, and flush copper bronze in autumn, and large flowers of pale yellow sepals and spurred yellow petals, from mid to late spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Flowers of Sulphur'

  • 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; propagation for resale is prohibited without a licence

  • insectPests

    May be affected by vine weevil

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots