Bishop’s Hat – Perennial
|COMMON NAME||Bishop’s Hat – Perennial|
|BOTANICAL NAME *||Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’|
|ZONE||5 – 9|
|SIZE||12” HT. Will spread to form colony. This perennial is great as a groundcover.|
|FOLIAGE||Leaves emerge with hints of burgundy with green veins, then matures to solid green. Small, semi-glossy foliage that remains green through January. Cut back to ground in early March.|
|FLOWER||Lemon yellow in spring against the young foliage.|
|GROWING CONDITIONS||Part Shade to Full Shade. Drought tolerant.|
|NOTES||Deer resistant. There are many varieties of Epimedium. This is one of my favorites since the foliage remains through most of the winter.
Another favorite due to the attractive foliage is Epimedium perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ – dark green, glossy foliage persisting through January, lemon yellow flowers in spring.
* A particular plant will have only 1 botanical name. Unfortunately, a particular plant may have several common names or it may share a common name with another plant. Whenever possible, use the botanical name.