Barrenwort

Epimedium x warleyense | Also known as: Bishop's hat | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

You could make a film about your life with this lovely plant and call it Warley and Me.

Epimedium x warleyense, or Bishop’s Hat is a wonderful choice if you’re looking for a vibrant display of colour during the height of summer. It sports heart shaped green leaves that become flushed red and brown during the spring and autumn. Summertime sees it erupt in a superb array of bright orange-yellow blooms that wave in the breeze atop wiry stems. It is a little tricky to successfully grow, so for the best results plant in a sheltered position in partial shade.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green, red shades
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green, red shades
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Woodland
Garden spaces
  • Underplanting
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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