Epimedium pinnatum (also called Barrenwort and Bishop's hat)
Evergreen carpeting perennial grown for colour and ground cover.
Bright yellow flowers in spring.
Clump forming ground cover. H & S: 30cm.
Leaves – hairy-edged, heart-shaped with pointed ends. Young leaves shaded with red/brown, older leaves mid-green.
Stems – thin and stiff, almost wiry looking, brown. Roundish, lumpy internodes.
Flowers – borne in sprays in early spring, bright yellow, cup-shaped, 5 sepals which are bent back from flower centre. 5 small inner petals.
Shade, partial shade.
Humus rich, moisture retentive, well drained.
Cut back old leaves in spring before flowers and new foliage appear.
Divide plants in August/September.
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