In spring, sprays of large cherry-rose flowers with prominent white spurs rise above the clumps of small deciduous leaves. Epimedium 'Princess Susan' originated in the New York garden of the late Harold Epstein, one of North America's most revered plantsman and named in honor of his daughter.
Spring-blooming Epimedium are delicate looking plants with a strong constitution, tolerating deep shade and tree root competition. Ideally they enjoy well drained, organic soil with even moisture, but they are also drought resistant when established, making them a great choice for dry shade. Very appealing, refined foliage. A long-lived perennial for the front of a shady bed, as a groundcover, or in woodland gardens. Deer resistant. Epimedium are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, or Fairy Wings.