Bishop's Mitre
Epimedium leptorrhizum

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: leptorrhizum (lep-toh-RYE-zum) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 7, 2001, Baa wrote:

An evergreen perennial from China.

Has ovate-lance shaped leaves with spiny margins and pointed tips. Leaf colour ranges from bronze when young (hairy beneath in growth but fades to smooth when older), mid green in summer and red in winter. Bears pale pink or white, long spurred flowers. Very showy.

Flowers April - June

Prefers a moist, well drained, humus rich soil in shade. It might tolerate a small amount of sun but not much. Fully hardy but likes to be sheltered from wind.

Evergreen Epimediums look better when the old leaves are clipped off just before flowering, otherwise you may not get to see the flowers at all.