Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Epimedium x cantabrigiense

 


Drought Tolerant

Epimedium x cantabrigiense (Berberidaceae)
(eh-pa-MEED-ee-um kan-tuh-brij-ee-EN-see)
Barrenwort

E. cantabrigiense is a naturally occurring cross between E. alpinum and E. pubigerum and was discovered in a garden in Cambridge, England. Epimediums are among the best groundcovers for dry shade and areas with heavy tree root competition. Rhizomes spread slowly to form a 2-3' clump with leaves held on wiry stems up to 18". Bloom stems rise above the foliage with small yellow and pink flowers in late spring. Leaves have copper tints in the spring and bronze color in the Fall. Semi-evergreen, older tattered leaves can be cut back in late winter before new leaves appear. Not favored by deer.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: mid-spring
Height: 1-2'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $16
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