Graceful clusters of intricate flowers with coppery orange-red inner sepals and spurred yellow petals are held on wiry stems. Light green, heart-shaped foliage usually appears after flowering in northern zones, it is evergreen in warmer areas. Emergent foliage is often tinged with purple.
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.