Scientific Name: Epimedium x perralchicum
Common Name: yellow epimedium, barrenwort, hybrid bishop's hat
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Basal, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Ovate, Pinnately lobed, Spinose
Flowers: Raceme, Yellow, Mar-Apr-May
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Key ID Features:
Ground cover with bright yellow flowers with short brown spurs in spring.