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Bishop's Cap

Colorful ground cover

  • Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 10 - 14 inches
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid through late spring

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Bishop's Cap

Spikes of delicate flowers bloom in red, white, pink or yellow in the spring. The leaves emerge bronzy-pink in the spring, turn green in the summer and bronze in the fall. Durable and long-lived, it can adapt to drier conditions once established, spreading slowly and steadily. Both the flowers and foliage are prized for small arrangements. Bareroot. Epimedium rubrum

Perennial •Z5-9 •H10-14"xW8" •Mid to Late Spring •Shade-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameEpimedium rubrum
  • Ships AsBAREROOT
  • Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread8 inches
  • Spacing8 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateMid through late spring
  • Planting InstructionsPlant with 1" - 2" of soil above the buds. Firm and water well
  • Flower Color:red
  • Foliage TypeColorful leaves are bronzy-pink in spring, green in summer and bronze in fall.
  • Soil RequirementAverage to organically enriched, medium moist, well-drained soil
  • PruningEpimedium is a tough plant that will survive in nearly any shady location. Though it prefers rich, moist, woodland soils with a neutral to slightly acidic pH, it will adapt to a wide range of conditions. It will even grow under large, thirsty trees. This plant is a slow spreader, so mulching around
  • Unique CharactersticsReceived 4 out of 5 stars in the Chicago Botanic Garden Epimedium Evaluation. The best Epimedium species for use as a groundcover, this species quickly spreads by rhizomes. From mid to late spring, clusters of small red flowers with short, white or pale pink spurs hover just above the foliage. The young leaves are flushed red in spring, and in cool summers this red pigment remains. In warm summers, they become glossy, dark green. In the fall, the foliage turns reddish-brown and remains standing thru the winter. To keep it looking its best, this plant should be sheltered from cold, dry winds.Epimedium will adapt to many growing situations, and is particularly useful in dry shade where few other plants will survive. It is able to compete with tree roots easily. This variety is particularly more tolerant of alkaline, clay soils than the others.
  • ShippedBAREROOT
  • Height/Habit10 - 14 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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