Bishop's Hat (Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum)

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Botanical names:
Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum Accepted
Epimedium colchicum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 9 to 18 inches (23-45cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 18 inches (20-45cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates dry shade


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