Barrenwort, Fairy Wings, Bishop's Mitre
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'

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

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Hobart, Indiana

Fallston, Maryland

Takoma Park, Maryland

Spencer, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

West Plains, Missouri

Caldwell, New Jersey

Charlotte, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Haviland, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Mc Lean, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 27, 2005, branka from Hobart, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

This a very nice ground cover that is doing well for me in it's second year. It has pretty yellow flowers on straight stalks. Has attractive evergreen leathery leaves that unfold bronze pink in the spring, turn green in the summer then color with red markings in the fall. Will produce a dense, weed proof carpet.

Grows best in moderately moist area with humus rich soil. Divide dense rootstocks in autumn and remove old foilage in the early spring.