Bishop's Hat (Epimedium 'Warleyense')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Epimedium x warleyense

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (23-30cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover

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Location: Lake Stevens, WADate: 2014-04-26
By Pistil
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: May 13, 2017Planted in sun, it has fabulous red-bronze spring foliage, with g
By AntMan01
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: May 8, 2014this cultivar flowers more heavily and with red-bronze foliage if
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Location: Litchfield, NHDate: 2013-04-25Late April, 1st year flowering
By NHJenDion
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: May 13, 2017Planted in sun, it has fabulous red-bronze spring foliage, with g
By AntMan01
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: April 15, 2012detail of buds, sepals, petals, vestigial spurs, and stamens
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: Nov. 27, 2016this cultivar has very good late fall color, particularly with su
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by AntMan01 (Massachusetts - Zone 5a) on Feb 25, 2018 10:31 AM

Cultural tip: This is a hybrid between Epimedium alpinum and pinnatum ssp. colchicum. The latter is a tough drought-tolerant plant. While this plant grows and flowers modestly in shade (even fairly deep dry shade), it is much more colorful if grown in sun. Here in Massachusetts I grow it in full sun, where it flowers much more prolifically than when grown in shade, and the spring leaves take on an incredible red-bronze color highlighted with chartreuse veining, a show unto themselves. Late autumn leaf color is yet another benefit if the plant receives enough sunshine.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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PNW Plant Exchange - Spring 2017 by Pistil May 16, 2017 8:59 AM 46
Perennials under a pine tree? by Anderwood Aug 15, 2019 6:06 PM 14
Deep shade, drought tolerant plants?? by ShadyGreenThumb Sep 4, 2016 3:51 PM 57

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