Barrenwort 'William Stearn' Epimedium 'William Stearn'
A clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 18-30cm high, with evergreen leaves divided into heart-shaped leaflets which emerge mottled and splashed with dark red and mature to green, and very dark red flowers with pale pink spurs tipped with yellow, in spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees
About this plant
barrenwort 'William Stearn'
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
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
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