Epimedium ‘Hot Lips’
© Collector's Nursery
Epimedium ‘Hot Lips’ is a sparkling selection by Diana Reek of Collector’s Nursery in Battleground, Washington. The large sepals and spurs have a cranberry effervescence over top the dark cranberry petals with the narrow foliage emerging a reddish pink and maturing to green.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 1 ft. 8 in. (0.52 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8
Flower Color: rose
Sun/Light Exposure: morning sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: dainty spring flowers
Wildlife Associations: bees
- Culture Notes
- Geek 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 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.