Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ (Barrenwort) is a deciduous, rhizomatous perennial with attractive, oval, pointed leaves that emerge bronze-purple in spring, gradually aging to green for the summer, and then back to bronze-purple in fall. In mid to late spring, open sprays of amethyst purple flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with long white spurs, hover on the ends of wiry stems, well above the foliage. Though the flowers may only last for a few weeks, the lovely foliage will captivate interest all season long. Perfect as a ground cover, for erosion control, in shady rock gardens, as edging, and planted under mature trees.
Height: 8 - 12"
Spread: 12 - 24"
Spacing: 12 - 16"
Exposure: Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours) or Full Shade (Up to 4 Hours)
Blooms: Mid to Late Spring