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Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'

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Description

Snowy Barrenwort is used as a ground cover in shady areas. It grows 6-8 inches tall and spreads 1-1.5 feet. The heart-shaped foliage forms attractive clumps and is red-streaked in spring, green in summer and bronze-red for the fall. The pure white flowers appear in clusters on red stems in mid to late spring. The plant spreads by rhizomes.

Preference is for moist to dry average to enriched garden soil in part to full shade. It is drought tolerant once it is established. Shear the foliage in late winter before new growth appears.

Use this plant in woodland gardens, along shady walkways, under trees or in rock gardens.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#fall color#drought tolerant#white flowers#shade tolerant#showy leaves#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens#walkway planting#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#fall color#drought tolerant#white flowers#shade tolerant#showy leaves#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#groundcover#rock gardens#walkway planting#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Epimedium
    Family:
    Berberidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of white flowers with short to no spurs appear in April to May.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The compound, medium green leaves with heart-shaped to triangular-shaped leaflets on wiry stems are red tinge in spring, green in summer, deep red in fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Wiry red stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits