Barrenwort 'Golden Eagle' Epimedium 'Golden Eagle'

barrenwort '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

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Golden Eagle'

    • Common names

      Epimedium franchetii 'Golden Eagle', Epimedium rhizomatosum 'Golden Eagle'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 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