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Epimedium x rubrum

Fairy Wings

Epimedium x rubrum has large reddish flowers in spring held on thin stems above purple tinged foliage. Its leaves hold their purple color in colder climates, but green up for us in a typical Piney River summer.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:12 Inches
  • Spread:18 Inches

Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Green
Best Usage
Groundcover
Mass Planting
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Shade
Growth Rate
Fast

Epimedium x rubrum has large reddish flowers in spring held on thin stems above purple tinged foliage. Its leaves hold their purple color in colder climates, but green up for us in a typical Piney River summer. Red barrenwort spreads by rhizomes making a terrific groundcover for dry shade. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant.