Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Description: A smaller growing Epimedium forming a low spreading clump of fresh green heart shaped leaves which are tinted red and are retained through winter. Delicate primrose yellow flowers in sprays in late winter, each flower having a darker yellow central trumpet making a pretty two tone colouring.
Uses: An ideal low ground cover plant best in a lightly shaded site at the front of borders or woodland edge. Well suited planted beneath trees as very tolerant of dry partial shade when established.
Climate/Position: Partial shade but happy in more sunshine than many Epimedium
Height/Spread: Only 35cm x up to 1 metre spread.
Soil Requirements: Humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil but will tolerate drought when well established.
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