New leaflets emerge a rich chestnut, changing to green flushed with burgundy, with the deepest burgundy at the leaf edges. First flush of beautiful, thick foliage rises to 9” and holds its brilliant spring colors longer than most. Light lavender flowers with white spur tips. Second flush of colorful foliage to 14”. Dense, semi-evergreen foliage.
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.