Epimedium 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, Epimedium 'Sulphureum' is 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'. Epimedium 'Sulphureum' 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.