Barrenwort 'Rubinkrone' Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rubinkrone'

barrenwort 'Rubinkrone'


'Rubinkrone' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial 25cm high, with deciduous, pinnate leaves, 30cm long, formed of usually nine ovate to heart-shaped, spiny-edged leaflets which open flushed with bronze and mature to light green, and flowers of plum purple sepals and rich pink petals, with white-tipped spurs, in spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barrenwort 'Rubinkrone'

  • 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

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

  • 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