Epimedium rubrum


.A splendid ground-cover in shade and among shrubs. Elegant heart-shaped leaves on wiry stems, they emerge in soft tints of bronze-red, fading to light green, but assuming vivid coral red shades in autumn. Old leaves remain on the plant until spring. Rose flowers in spring.


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Epimediums have heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, and work beautifully in shady, woodland borders.They are best used as ground cover plants beneath trees and shrubs.

Epimedium x rubrum bears bronze young leaves, which darken to red-brown in autumn. In late spring tiny, crimson and pale yellow flowers appear on wiry stems.

For best results grow Epimedium x rubrum in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear in spring, and apply a thick mulch of compost or leaf mould around the crown. Flowers do not need deadheading. Divide large clumps in autumn

  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: March/April
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Pot size: 2L
  • Eventual height & spread: 30cm x 30cm