Barrenwort 'Golden Eagle' Epimedium 'Golden Eagle'
'Golden Eagle' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 25cm high in leaf, up to 1m high in flower, with evergreen leaves, marked with red when young before becoming shiny mid green, and tall red stems of spidery flowers with pale cream sepals and long-spurred, pale yellow petals, in early spring, and intermittently on to autumn; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees
About this plant
barrenwort 'Golden Eagle'
Epimedium franchetii 'Golden Eagle', Epimedium rhizomatosum 'Golden Eagle'
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