Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Description: A clump forming perennial which retains its heart shaped evergreen leaves throughout winter. Delicate sprays of pinkish-mauve flowers with little spurs appear from April to May emerging through the elegant foliage.
Uses: An ideal ground cover plant best in a lightly shaded site at the front of borders or woodland edge and well suited planted beneath trees.
Climate/Position: Partial shade prefered. Native habitat is moist hillside woodlands
Height/Spread: 30cm x 30cm
Soil Requirements: Humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
Pruning: The overwintered foliage can look tired and damaged in spring and is best cut down and a mulch of well rotted compost is applied to retain moisture. This can be done prior to flowering in late winter and will ensure the delicate flowers are clearly seen, or, cut back after flowering if prefered.
Special Requirements: Lift and divide large clumps in autumn