Barrenwort 'Merlin' Epimedium × youngianum 'Merlin'

barrenwort 'Merlin'


'Merlin' is a compact herbaceous perennial, to 35cm in height, with broadly-ovalleaves, tinged bronze when young, before turning pale green in summer. Flowers open from purple, pointed buds to reveal burgundy and white spurless flowers,15mm wide, in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Merlin'

    • Common names

      Epimedium grandiflorum 'Merlin'

  • 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

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Garden Edging Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by vine weevil

  • microbeDiseases

    May be subject to a virus