Joy Creek Nursery

322-040Qt   Epimedium rubrum 'Sweetheart' (x)     ( Barrenwort )

Epimedium rubrum 'Sweetheart' (x)
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(This is a cross between E. alpinum and E. grandiflorum.) The dramatically large foliage is rimmed in dark brown red in the spring and turns uniformly green in summer. Sprays of small flowers have bright rosy-pink sepals. Looking in the interior of a flower you see that the sepals display a cross in candy-cane colors. This is an excellent grower with great vigor and beauty.

Spring.  16 in. x 24 in.

Rich Rose Pink flowers

Shade, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Epimediums in general grow well under deciduous trees often tolerating somewhat dry situations. We have also grown Epimediums in the full sun and have found that they increase more quickly than in shade but their leaves will often will turn crisp in the hot summer sun. We have enjoyed them the most in open or dappled shade.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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