Epimedium ‘After Midnight’

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Outstanding Qualities

Outstanding new foliage of chocolate brown which, as spring progresses, becomes green in the center with a maroon band around the leaf edge eventually maturing to all green by mid-summer. The dainty snow white flowers are borne on stalks above the unique foliage in mid-April to early May. This lovely cultivar was introduced by Diana Reeck of the former Collector’s Nursery in Battle Ground, Washington.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 10 in. (0.24 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: white

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

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: dainty spring flowers with chocolate new foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees

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.