Bishop's Hat

Epimedium x youngianum | Also known as: Snowy barrenwort | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Epimedium x youngianum. It'll always be young, even when it's old.

Epimedium x youngianum is a great plant that copes extremely well with the fickle British weather. Sometimes known as Bishop’s Hat, it blooms with pink and white flowers during the months of spring. These flowers are pretty showy, making it a good choice for early season colour in the garden. It’s leaves are colourful, and change shade throughout the season adding nice garden shades during the autumn. It’s a hardy plant, but likes a partially or fully shaded position to best thrive.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
  • rhizome cuttings
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Underplanting
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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