Beautiful, large, rich wine-purple flowers with white spur tips are borne against small leaflets. 7" tall in bloom, with a second flush to 15". Foliage grows more horizontally than that of other Epimediums. Leaflets turn a limey-green in autumn. Epimedium 'Pierre's Purple' is named for Pierre Bennerup of Sunny Border Nursery who originally shared it with Darrell Probst.
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.