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Longspur Epimedium, Barrenwort
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Family: Berberidaceae (bear-ber-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epimedium (ep-ih-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lilafee
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Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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 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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Washington, District Of Columbia

Waukegan, Illinois

Baltimore, Maryland

Royal Oak, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Springfield, Missouri

Pequannock, New Jersey

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Averill Park, New York

New York City, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Pembina, North Dakota

Galena, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 9, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I absolutely loves this little gem - it is fully hardy in zone 4 - only rubrum have done as well along with one other species. Have pruple flowers that looks big for such a little plant - nice for shade rock garden along with mini hostas.