Epimedium Rubrum

 

Epimedium Rubrum, Barrenwort, Bishop's Mitre. A slow growing clump-forming Herbaceous perennial with, green leaves, flushed red when young, turning red in autumn. Charming crimson and pale yellow flowers with short spurs. Ideal for borders or under planting. Max Height 30cm. Max Spread 30cm. Flowers March to April.

 

 

 

Plant in moist fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Partial shade, Hardy. Provide a deep winter mulch.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.