Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'
Epimedium 'Lilafee'

Epimedium 'Lilafee'

"Bishop's hat"

Epimedium 'Lilafee'

1 bare root — £6.95

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant to bring life to a bare, partially shaded space, look no further than Epimedium 'Lilafee'. This ground-cover perennial provides interest through the entire season and changes appearance as the months go by. Not only will its vibrant heart-shaped leaves gradually spread out to fill a space with swathes of lush greenery, it’ll also treat you to an enchanting show of dainty, spurred purple flowers in spring which emerge in sprays above the young bronze-tinged leaves. Epimedium 'Lilafee' is a large flowered type so the blooms can be more of a feature in spring than some other barrenwort types.     

This hardy, resilient, undemanding perennial will gradually spread, eventually providing an attractive ground cover which is both effective at filling a boring, bare space with a lushness and life, and supressing weeds throughout the entire growing season—from spring through to autumn every year. Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee' is fully hardy and won’t require winter protection. Although the leaves will die back for winter, new foliage will soon make an appearance in early spring. A good plant to combine with Epimedium 'Lilafee' is Aquilegia, both flowering in spring and enjoying similar conditions.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, lilac

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green, bronze

  • Habit

    Upright
    Spreading

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Dappled shade
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Woodland gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Epimedium 'Lilafee' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Bishop's hat" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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