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’|
|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)|
|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|