The truth is that is not easy to find plant specimens that will really thrive in low to nearly no light. Barrenwort flowers are full shade loving flowers that flourish even in the deepest shadows.
This plant called Barrenwort is an unusual and rare herbaceous plant.
 This plant is an Epimedium that is also called Bishop’s Hat and Longspur. Barrenwort plant is a shade lover that is native to the Mediterranean and temperate East Asia. You can grow this plant under over-story trees and other tall plants to add a touch of woodland whimsy to the landscape. Some Barrenwort may be deciduous or evergreen, although some of the species are evergreen except when grown in northern climates. This plant produces lovely heart to lance shaped leaflets.

Barrenwort Plants profile

The plant type: The plant is herbaceous perennial.

The Bloom time: Clusters of 12 to 20 dull yellow and red flowers in loose racemes appear in spring.

The size: The size of the plant are 6-9” H c 12” W

The Light requirement: This plant does well in part shade.

The soil requirement: This plant prefers humus, well fertile, dry to medium, well-drained soil.

The plant care: you can cut back foliage in late winter to appreciate the flowers.

Pests and Disease control: This plant has no serious Pests and Disease problem.

The propagation: This plant can be propagated with fresh seed, division in fall.

The companion plants: Some of the companion plants are Dicentra Formosa (western bleeding heart), Vancouveria chrysantha, Vancouveria planipetala, Mahonia nervosa (low Oregon grape), Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon’s seal).

Steps on how to grow Barrenwort Plants

Barrenwort plants are resistant to deer and they are also drought tolerant. You can start the plant indoors in colder climates and then plant out after all danger of frost has passed for a quicker display. Also you can divide the clump in spring before the plants flower or in fall. Actually growing this plant requires acidic soil with plenty of organic amendment. The Barrenwort plants need regular water as the plants establish, but they can also tolerate low water situations once they are mature.

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