EPIMEDIUM × versicolor 'Cupreum'

Part shade
Fertile soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread:  45cm x 60cm

Epimediums are great 'go-to' plants for a shady garden, ever so delicate but also tough.  'Cupreum' stands out from the crowd not only for its pale pink and yellow flowers graced with elegant spurs, but also its distinctive colourful semi-evergreen foliage. 

The flowers appear in early spring lasting well into April, swiftly followed by bright brick-red new foliage with fresh green veins.  As summer progresses this matures to green before developing rich reddish-brown autumnal tones.  Preferring a partially shaded site away from desiccating cool winds, it makes very useful and attractive groundcover, but also works well in containers on the north or eastern side of a house.  To thrive it needs a rich, fertile moist but free-draining soil, but 'Cupreum' once established can tolerate a slightly drier soil.