Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Purple Prince’

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Striking dark red-purple flowers with white tipped spurs are borne on stalks above the colorful foliage in springtime. The leaves morph from green flushed with red to all green by summer and go dormant in autumn.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: purple

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

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: dainty spring flowers with colorful 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.