Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
Sulphureum Fairy Wings
Item #: 2658
Zones: 5a to 8b
Height: 16" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' is one of the older hybrids (Epimedium grandiflorum x Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum), that was selected prior to 1849. Despite its 165+ age, it's still one of the best garden selections. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' spreads much faster (4-6" per year) and is slightly taller than its sister Epimedium 'Neosulphureum'. In the shade garden, it will quickly form a dense mass of foliage even in the worst conditions...a superb choice for a small, impenetrable woodland groundcover. In early spring, the bright red flower stalks emerge topped with light yellow flowers (mid-March in NC). Within a few more days, the green foliage with dramatic red mottling also emerges, creating a nice foil for the scapes of pale yellow flowers.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green , Purple/Lavender , Variegated
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Living Wall
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Groundcovers , Pollinator Plants , Medicinal Plants , Rabbit Resistant Plants , RHS Award of Merit Winners , Colored Foliage , Patterned Foliage