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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' (Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat)

Type: Cultivar | Edit History      Plant ID - 9000198



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Epimedium
Species: Epimedium x versicolor
Cultivar: Sulphureum
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Evergreen
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 to 1 1/2 feet (30 to 45 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
  • June
Leaf Colour edit
  • Bronze
  • Green - Medium
  • Variegated
Leaf Shape edit
  • Cordate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden
  • Low Maintenance Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Loamy / Medium
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Yellow/Gold
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Droopy (10087)
Frank (2667)

Plant suggested by: Droopy (10087)


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Droopy (10087) wrote on Aug 21 2008
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The new foliage is green with a lovely reddish-brown edge and veins. The old foliage stays on during winter, but looks ragged in spring. Cut it back for better foliage show in spring.

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