Common Name: Barrenwort
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to divide plants: August to September
One of the best-known Chinese species of epimedium, this plant produces evergreen, arrow-shaped leaves - bronze at first becoming dark green later. From mid- to late spring, it produces delicate pale-coloured flowers with long, curved spurs. Generally hardy, it will make good ground cover, especially in shade. It enjoys a moist, well-drained soil and regular mulching with garden compost or leaf mould. To keep the plant looking its best, cut back old leaves in spring before new foliage appears.
Looks good with:Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea'
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