February 1, 2023
Epimedium pubigerum

Epimedium pubigerum or Barrenwort

Epimedium pubigerum or Hairy Barrenwort or Bishop’s Hat is part of the Berberidaceae family of plants. It is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial. Epimedium pubigerum is native to southern Europe and Southwest Asia more precisely Bulgaria east to region of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Epimedium pubigerum
Epimedium pubigerum or Barrenwort

It is an easy-grower and grows to about 50cm or 20in. Epimedium pubigerum has heart-shaped leaves that are purplish in color when young and turn green later. It flowers in spring with sprays of dainty white to pink colored flowers on slim branching stems.

Epimedium pubigerum
Epimedium pubigerum or Barrenwort

How to grow Epimedium pubigerum:

Grow Epimedium pubigerum in a sheltered, shady location. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by division after flowering. Remove old foliage in early spring to encourage new growth and flowers. It is pest-free and disease-free.

Epimedium pubigerum
Epimedium pubigerum

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *