Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade to partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 1 ft. tall, spreads by underground stems.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring to summer
Botanical Pronunciation:ep-i-MEE-di-um gran-di-FLOH-um
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 1 ft. tall, spreads by underground stems.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring to summer
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
Design IdeasA rare groundcover because it flowers and loves shade! Plant in masses under larger woody plants or add to shaded corners of perennial plantings. Works very well under larger shade-tree canopies, where sunlight is limited.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade to partial sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This plant is grouped into the barberry family, Berberidaceae. The genus was classified by Linnaeus who named it from an old Greek title to the plant used in Dioscorides's medical texts. Plants in this group have also been classified by French botanist Joseph Decasine, 1809-1822, under Aceranthus which has since been dropped from the references altogether. Epimedium contains about 21 species of herbaceous plants native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia. This is the most widely cultivated species which is native to a large range spanning Japan, Manchuria and Korea. This plant's rose coloring suggests it is likely a hybrid of E. grandiflorum and one or more of the following species, E. alpinum, E. pinnatum, or E. diphyllum