Epimedium × perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'

barrenwort - epimedium Frohnleiten

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Buy Epimedium × perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten' barrenwort - epimedium Frohnleiten: Opulent golden yellow flowers

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Pretty and versatile with distinctive, heart-shaped leaves, and a spreading habit, epimediums bring lightness and airiness to a shady border. The leaves of this cultivar have delicate markings and are flushed with bronze in spring and autumn. In spring, it produces tiny, bright yellow flowers held on delicate, wiry stems. This semi-evergreen epimedium looks especially good in garden borders or under deciduous trees, since the star-shaped flowers are held high above the foliage. A lovely, year-round, groundcover plant.

  • Garden care: In early spring remove dead and damaged leaves before the flowers appear and apply a thick mulch of compost or well-rotted manure around the crown of the plant. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

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A beautiful Spring bloom


If you have a shady area which doesn't dry out them Epimediums are a great plant. Easy to care for, just remove any dead leaves in early Spring (before they flower) and leave them to it.

Viking Lady



Beautiful leaf and delicate habit


Lovely little plant with a delicate habit and attractive leaf, looking forward to seeing it flower this spring.




Slow growing


I bought these for ground cover in a cool, shady, moist part of the garden. The plants have taken well, and are growing, albeit slowly. No blooms yet, but this may come next year once they are properly established.




Good plant for shade


They haven't grown much since I planted them last spring, which is a bit disappointing. But they look healthy enough and I'm hoping they'll take off in the coming year.




Excellent ground cover in shade


For the third year these plants have produced delightful spring flowers. They are happily nestled into a very dry North East facing bed with a white Hemerocallis and tete-a-tete daffodils. Once established, they can withstand drought and shade and retain lovely leaves for most of the year. It's great to know that the leaf-cutter bee can cut its holes from these plants, mine are always chosen, but it doesn't affect the look overmuch. In January the leaves go brown but shortly afterwards in February, I cut them off to give light to the forthcoming flowers. The leaves quickly return to shudder attractively in the breeze.


eat wales


So far so good


I bought the plants last year after they had finished flowering which is why I can't give them a totally accurate rating yet. The leaves looked fresh and attractive all through the year but a few weeks ago I noticed that they had all disappeared from some of the plants, with no sign of new growth, so I had given them up for dead until I consulted a more experienced gardening friend who told me that the new growth comes up from the soil rather than on last year's stems. I am now eagerly awaiting their resurrection.


West Midlands


Good choice for shady area.


Chose this plant for a shaded bed containing spring bulbs and a selection of ferns.


North Wessex



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