longspur barrenwort ‘Lilafee’

Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ (longspur barrenwort ‘Lilafee’) blooms in mid to late spring, producing delicate purple flowers. A well performing groundcover for shady areas, E. grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ grows in clumps, spreading through rhizomes. 

The pointed oval shaped leaves of E. grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ change color from a purple red in spring, to green in the summer to turning back to a purplish red in the fall. 

Botanical Name Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’
Common Name longspur barrenwort ‘Lilafee’
Family Berberidaceae
USDA Zone 5 thru 8
Light Requirement Part Shade to Full Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 1-1.5ft x 0.75-1.5ft (30-45cm x 22-45cm)
Flower Color Purple
Attracts Wildlife Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. E. grandiflorum native to Japan. Also known as bishop’s hat ‘Lilafee’
Location in Lurie Garden Southwest Dark Plate

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