Epimedium ‘Enchantress’

hybrid epimedium

fairy wings

bishop's hat

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Dainty silvery pink flowers dance amid the large elongated heart-shaped leaves which emerge a buff color splashed with red tones. The foliage eventually morphs to green as spring progresses and, with cold temperatures, the red may return robustly for more enchanting color!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: semi-evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 10 in. (0.55 meters)

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

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: pink

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

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: dainty spring flowers with red splashed buff 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. Water regularly – at least once a week – or more frequently for lush, robust plants. This species has evergreen to semi-evergreen foliage which typically looks good through the winter; however, for ease of maintenance cut the leaf stems to the ground in late winter or early spring before the flowering stems begin to emerge.