Fabulous lavender pink flower spikes. Spring foliage is red tinged, turning green; then comes long lasting fall color ranging from yellow, orange, to red. Clumping habit. Evergreen in zones 7 and 8, deciduous in zones 5 and 6.
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.