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  • barrenwort
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Epimedium × youngianum 'Niveum'

barrenwort

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pretty and versatile with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and a spreading habit, epimediums bring lightness and airiness to a shady border. The leaves of this variety are mainly deciduous and flushed with bronze in spring and autumn. In spring, it has masses of tiny, bell-shaped pure white flowers with long spurs, held on wiry, red-tinted stems. A wonderful ground-covering plant, which will lighten up shady areas, or can be planted en-masse under deciduous trees.

  • Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well-rotted compost around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.
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