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Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’
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Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.198.330

Barrenwort are superb shade-garden plants, excellent for edging or massing.This selection forms a bushy mound of dark green, heart-shaped leaves bearing delicate, nodding, purple star-shaped flowers with yellow spurs that rise above the foliage in late spring. The leaves have a distinctive brick red edge as they mature and turn burgundy in fall. Flowers better in part shade. Prefers soil with plenty of organic matter and even moisture. Once established will tolerate more dryness. Also tolerate competition from tree roots and are an excellent choice for dry shade. The plants are semi-evergreen to evergreen. In the spring cut the foliage to the ground if it has been damaged during the winter. USPP#17179: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Epimedium ‘Fire Dragon’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate