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Reliable red barrenwort

By: Garden Gate staff
Try this plant in a spot with rough conditions and watch it thrive!

Reliable red barrenwort

Stop struggling with the dry, shady areas in your garden! Red barrenwort grows in conditions most plants won’t tolerate and has multi-season interest. In midspring, drooping clusters of red-purple blooms peek out from semi-evergreen foliage. And here, you can see the new growth is tinged with red (although leaves fade to green as they mature).

Red barrenwort

Epimedium x rubrum

Type Perennial

Blooms Red-purple flowers in midspring

Light Part shade to full shade

Soil Tolerates dry, but prefers moist

Size 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading

Cold-hardy USDA zones 5 to 9

Heat-tolerant AHS zones 9 to 1

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