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Bishop's Cap

Colorful ground cover

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  • 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

Description
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
  • 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?

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

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 4th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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