How to plant Epimedium

Epimedium are fully hardy and can tolerate temperatures to around -20C, therefore they can be planted directly outside in spring with no need for frost protection.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

— Plant directly into a weed-free, freshly dug space in borders, or pot them up into temporary pots to plant when in growth out later in the season.

— Plant with roots downwards and the buds or crown just below the soil surface. Any leaves which have already grown should be exposed above the soil surface.

— Epimedium thrive in partial or dappled shade and will do well in an area with free-draining soil.

— Space the plants 20-30cm apart from each other to allow room for them to spread over time.

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth in the first year.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions