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PlantFiles: Alpine Barrenwort
Epimedium alpinum

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Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: alpinum (AL-pin-um) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive stormyla On Jun 22, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Beautiful red tinged foliage and lovely tiny little blooms.

Positive Malus2006 On Jun 8, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I have this species growing well in woodland shade along with a nearby Epimedium Rubrum - the flowers are smaller in size compare to other epimediums and it is one of the few truely zone 4 species.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Eugene, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania



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