Epimedium x rubrum

Hybrid Epimedium

Semi-evergreen Groundcover

Fresh springtime foliage of Epimedium rubrum. Epimedium are a great evergreen groundcover that will tolerate dry shade. Cut away previous year's foliage in spring to better enjoy the springtime flowers and give the plant a chance to refresh its foliage.

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Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Red, White
Bloom Season: Spring, Mar, Apr

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Deer Resistant, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Late Spring / Early Summer, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, ground hugger
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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