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Epimedium - Barrenwort

If you want to buy barrenwort, the Lubera garden shop is the right place to come!

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Akebono'

Large-flowered barrenwort 'Akebono'

Instead of: £11.90 * From £10.90 *

Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'


Instead of: £5.90 * From £5.40 *

Epimedium x rubrum

Red barrenwort

Instead of: £4.90 * From £4.40 *

Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'

Bishop's hat

Instead of: £5.90 * From £5.40 *

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Königin'


Instead of: £5.90 * From £5.40 *

Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'


Instead of: £7.40 * From £6.90 *


More useful information about Barrenwort

Here you will find this tender flowering perennial in many different varieties, from yellow to white to pink-coloured. Its filigree flowers seem to float above the ground dancing and they convey a cheerful lightness. The individual flowers are relatively small, but when inspected closer they are very spectacular. The outer petals are equipped with curly spurs, which contribute significantly to the elf-like appearance of this garden perennial. The heart-shaped foliage that covers the ground like a carpet is common to all species and varieties. The leaves are full of surprises with distinctive colours that range from green to reddish brown and bronze.

Buy Barrenwort from the Lubera Garden Shop

Barrenwort, botanically called Epimedium, has a penchant for partial shady locations, which means that it is an ideal groundcover for woody areas. It also covers tree mounds or slopes permanently, without needing much care. If the plant likes the location, it will easily spread. The flowering time of barrenwort begins in early April and extends into June. The planting time is therefore best in the autumn months, but you can also plant it in the spring.

Buy barrenwort in many varieties

The natural range of this forest perennial is limited to the northern hemisphere, with emphasis in Asia. Altogether there are over 30 different kinds of Epimedium, which belong to the family of the barberry plants. They all prefer loose, fresh soils. Over time, numerous varieties have emerged that vary in flower colour and formation of foliage.

Summer green varieties such as Epimedium x youngianum or E. grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ can be grown as groundcover and can be used with many common shade plants like bleeding heart , Cimicifuga, Brunnera macrophylla or greater stitchwort. The year-round leafy varieties with a strong propagation urge such as Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ best suit equally competitive perennials such as goat's beard or hostas. For a beautiful flowering sequence in the spring, the combination with bulbs, such as snowdrops is perfect. Depending on the variety, Epimedium will bloom in different shades of yellow, pink or orange. If you would like to buy barrenwort in white, you should definitely take a closer look at the variety Epimedium youngianum ‘Niveum’ which is very beautiful with its delicate, tender, white flowers.

An easy-care groundcover

Anyone who has already had their own garden experience with barrenwort knows that it may look delicate and dainty, but it is among the most robust and easy to care for garden perennials. From the initial filigree sprouting of the plant, stable, leathery foliage develops and this can also be used in floristry, as it fits well into an autumn garden bouquet. Once settled, barrenwort continues to spread under good conditions and it revives shady sites with a thick, green carpet that hardly lets weeds through. In the winter, it is advisable to apply a layer of leaves at the base of the plant in order to protect the rhizomes from excessive cold. In the spring, composting stimulates growth.

A long lasting jewel for the shade

Our conclusion: virtually every garden has partially shaded areas that are perfect for planting barrenwort. If you are looking for a durable and visually attractive groundcover that also blooms beautifully in the spring, then this petite forest delight is just for you. The Lubera garden shop is the ideal source for barrenwort, with many different species and varieties. Choose the one that best suits your garden. If you buy a barrenwort plant, this is an investment that pays off in the form of permanently landscaped garden areas.

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