Epimedium ‘After Midnight’
© Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks
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.
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.