How to grow Epimedium alpinum

Epimedium alpinum growing herbaceous of the genus Epimedium also known as Barrenwort, Epimedium alpinum perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental, ground cover and drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Leaves color green and can be with dark margin, leaves shape in heart shape.

Epimedium alpinum flower

Flower color red, orange or purple and in the middle is white or yellow in cross shape.

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How to grow Epimedium alpinum growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
10-30cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Cross shape flowers with two red, orange or purple and in the middle is white or yellow

Scientific name:

Epimedium alpinum

How to grow Epimedium alpinum

Epimedium alpinum


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9