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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Violaceum Variegatum'


Plant Type:


Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Violaceum Variegatum’ – The attractive white haze of variegation gradually fades with all foliage becoming medium green for the remainder of the season. Purple and white spring spiders dangle from wiry stems. Clumping. Slow increse. Established pot grown plant from division.


12 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Epimedium grandiflorum 'Violaceum Variegatum'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade


  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Epimedium

The Barrenworts have received much attention in recent years and deservedly so. They come in many differently-colored flowering forms sporting delicate, dangling spider-like blossoms in spring. Some, as in E. sempervirens, are virtually evergreen; many others deciduous with delicate kidney-shaped leaves on wiry stems. The foliage on many cultivars in our USDA zone 5b (-15F) remains handsome until the winter solstice supplying 2 to 3 seasons of interest, some even provide golden to purple-bronze autumn tones. Slowly, gradually, they form a ground cover in part to full, open shade in fertile soil. The Barrenworts or Bishop Hats exhibit fair drought tolerance and are well-behaved members in part to open shade. They work well in herbaceous borders, woodland gardens or down-facing shrubs. Epimediums are members of the Berberidaceae and are of Asian origin. Once established they exhibit fair tolerance to dry shade. All of the following are pot-grown divisions from our plants.