Epimedium x youngianum 'Merlin'

Barrenwort

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Epimedium x youngianum ‘Merlin’ – Pastel purple flowers from dark purple buds over bronze-infused leaves which mature light green. Clumping with moderate increase. Division.


Height:

12-16 in

Colors:

Lavender

Zone:

(4b)5 to 8
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Item Description Price  
EPIYMERL Epimedium x youngianum 'Merlin' (4 inch Square Press Fit Pot - 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $14.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Epimedium x youngianum 'Merlin'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade

Attributes

  • Natural Garden
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Epimedium

The Barrenworts have received much attention in recent years and deservedly so. They come in many differently-colored flowering forms sporting delicate, dangling spider-like blossoms in spring. Some, as in E. sempervirens, are virtually evergreen; many others deciduous with delicate kidney-shaped leaves on wiry stems. The foliage on many cultivars in our USDA zone 5b (-15F) remains handsome until the winter solstice supplying 2 to 3 seasons of interest, some even provide golden to purple-bronze autumn tones. Slowly, gradually, they form a ground cover in part to full, open shade in fertile soil. The Barrenworts or Bishop Hats exhibit fair drought tolerance and are well-behaved members in part to open shade. They work well in herbaceous borders, woodland gardens or down-facing shrubs. Epimediums are members of the Berberidaceae and are of Asian origin. Once established they exhibit fair tolerance to dry shade. All of the following are pot-grown divisions from our plants.