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Scientific Name: Epimedium (hybrid cvs.)
Pronunciation: ep-ih-MEE-dee-um
Common Name: hybrid barrenwort
Family Name: Berberidaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves long-stalked with 3-7 ovate leaflets, margins usually spinose.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin (hybrid)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden
Additional Info: Google. Hybrids shown or on campus may include E. 'Amber Queen', E. x cantabrigiense, E. x rubrum, E. x youngianum, and E. x perralchicum (see separate entries).
hybrid barrenwort
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Biternate
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-red
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Sinuate

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Cruciform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Pink, Red, (rarely orange or purple)
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Follicle
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend : cvs.? white and red
(BKW) Boulevard Kwantlen Way
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(ONW) Overpass North side West
(PPL) Pine PLanting : cv. Amber Queen
(WLG) WoodLand Garden : cvs. - white flowered and Pink Elf?
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