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Young's Barrenwort 'Niveum'

Epimedium x youngianum

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: x youngianum
Cultivar: Niveum

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

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Marietta, Georgia

Fallston, Maryland

Hubbardston, Massachusetts

Cincinnati, Ohio

Galena, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 24, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A long season of bloom, about a month. Flowers remain above the foliage until they fall. Profuse bloom, showy display.

Like all Epimediums I've grown, this tolerates dry shade well. Tolerates full sun here (Boston, Z6a) with regular moisture. Tough as nails as long as the soil is well-drained.

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