Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pseudo-Larchmont'

Barrenwort

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pseudo-Larchmont' (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – 3 available. Pastel pink to lavender-pink spiders en masse with a darker pink-purplish cups smother this 1998 Cobblewood intro. It's really lovely. 'Pseudo-Larchmont' mostly exhibits but 9 leaflets instead of the usual 15 or thereabouts. Leaf color is mostly medium bright green although some leaves occasionally decorate themselves with blood-maroon irregular spotting. This cultivar has been dense growing for us making a striking statement in early May with its carpet of flowers. And for all you Epmimedium enthusiasts 'Pseudo-Larchmont' is a an uncommon selection not often seen. Established pot grown plant from division.


Height:

8-10 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Colors:

Lavender Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pseudo-Larchmont'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn / into Winter

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Woodland
  • Edging

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

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.