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Epimedium rubrum (Bishops Hat)

Epimedium rubrum (Bishops Hat)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Spring), Purple Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Epimedium rubrum - Cultivation Notes

This rhizome forming perennial does best in part to full sun that mimic its natural woodland habitat. Plant in humus rich fertile soil. Propagate by division in late winter.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Epimedium rubrum:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Epimedium rubrum

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Epimedium rubrum:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest

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Common Missspellings: Eppimedium, Epymedium, Epimediam, Epimidium

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