Scientific Name: Epimedium x rubrum
Common Name: barrenwort
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Biternate, Ovate, Dentate, Spinose
Flowers: Raceme, Yellow, Red, Apr-May
Fruit: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Key ID Features:
Low growing deciduous perennial; leaves biternate, with heart-shaped toothed spiney leaflets; flower sepals pink to red, petals white.