Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum
Epimedium × rubrum

Epimedium × rubrum

"Bishop's hat"

Epimedium × rubrum

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Description

Epimedium × rubrum has heart-shaped leaves that are bronze when young, turning to mid-green before darkening to red-brown in autumn. In late spring, pretty little crimson and pale-yellow flowers appear, on wiry stems. These flowers look like tiny hats, which has given rise to the plant’s common name of Bishop's Hat. This epimedium has a spreading habit, which works beautifully in shady, woodland borders!

Slow-to-spread, Epimedium × rubrum is perhaps best used in a grouping of three or more, set as ground cover plants beneath deciduous trees and shrubs. They bring lightness and airiness to the border. In fact, this plant is so highly regarded by experts, that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it the coveted Award of Garden Merit. It’s a delightful, easy-to-grow hardy perennial plant and, even better, the flowers do not need deadheading.

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 × rubrum

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • 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

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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