Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Yubae’

hybrid epimedium

fairy wings

bishop's hat

Outstanding Qualities

Dainty flowers of intense red-purple with white tipped spurs are suspended on thin stalks just above the fresh green leaflets flushed red around the leaf edge. A long-time favorite among gardeners for its neat clumping habit and it was one of the first epimediums selected by the GPP committee.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: black, silver, gold

Great Color Partners: dark green, variegated, chartreuse

Culture Notes

Grows best in rich, well-drained soil in light to open shade; morning sun and afternoon shade is excellent. Dappled to deep shade will greatly reduce flowering. Water regularly – at least once a week – or more frequently for lush, robust plants. This cultivar has deciduous foliage which dies back in autumn and can be cut back any time after that, but be sure to cut the leafy stems to the ground before new foliage and flowers begin to emerge in springtime.

© Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 4 in. (0.40 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: rose

Sun/Light Exposure: morning sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering