Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Berberidaceae)
Yellow Barrenwort, Fairy Wings
Epimediums offer an evergreen presence in the woodland perennial garden, a great perennial for the "winter blues". Fresh spring leaves are a soft bronze, maturing to green. Butter-yellow flowers follow soon after, popping up and nodding just above the foliage. Slow to establish, but worth the wait. Epimediums readily co-exist with the roots of neighboring trees and shrubs, and thrive beautifully in dry shade. Lovely planted along a woodland path or near the front of the border.
Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: mid-spring
Container size: Qt.