Epimedium ‘Hot Lips’

hybrid epimedium

fairy wings

bishop's hat

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Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

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.