This sought after plant that will bring you years of joy and plenty of bragging rights.
A gorgeous little Fairy Wing with abundant flowers. The blooms are soft lemon-lime and open on long, branched stems above the foliage. Each flower is quite big, stretching to 4cm across.
The evergreen leaves of Epimedium ‘Spine Tingler’ are long with handsome, spiny edges. The new leaves have a delicious chocolate blush before maturing to deep green as the weather warms.
It is an introduction from Epimedium doyen, Darrell Probst, who originally listed it (in 2008) for $150 a plant ... So consider this one a bargain!
Epimediums have a lot to offer, and the prosper in the most inhospitable of conditions, dry shade. They are clump forming, rhizomatous perennials native to woodland areas. They grow best in humus rich, well drained soils. Plant in a part shade to filtered light position.
Epimediums are good for planting beneath trees or shrubs such as Hydrangeas, in shaded borders, as shady ground covers or, in well cared for pots.
Fertilise and mulch Epimediums in winter, they love the soil to be rich in composting leaves so don't hold back with dumping them on when they fall in autumn. They spread by underground rhizomes, at a moderate rate, it is no brute. Divide your Epimedium clumps every 3-5 years and don’t forget to protect new foliage from the threat of slugs and snails.
Epimediums are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop’s Hats and Horny Goat Weed.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA