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Epimedium Brimstone Butterfly

Easy and ethereal.

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Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC

A robust, evergreen plant that forms the most amazing groundcover in dry shade. The new spring leaves have a strong pink blush, growing large and maturing to mid green. In springtime it is topped with narrow, branching stems of two tone, soft yellow flowers. It flowers for quite a long time, from early spring to summer.
Epimedium ‘Brimstone Butterfly’ holds the prestigious RHS Award for Garden Merit so you know it is garden worthy.
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.

Cut back your Epimedium foliage late winter or spring, to allow the new leaves and flowers to shine, just as you would a Hellebore/Winter Rose.

Epimediums are also known as Barrenwort, Bishop’s Hats and Horny Goat Weed.

Code

EMJBB

Botantical name

Epimedium franchetii

Height

30-60cm

Width

30cm

Flowers

Spring

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Unavailable in WA

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1