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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum' (Dwarf large-flowered barrenwort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum'

Other names

Dwarf large-flowered barrenwort

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Nanum' _ 'Nanum' is a perennial with a clump-forming, compact habit. Its divided, green leaves are bronze-tinged when young. In spring it bears sprays of pale-purple flowers.


Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-purple in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Diseases

May be subject to a virus.

General care

Pruning

Cut back old foliage in late winter or early spring to promote good new foliage and flowers.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum' (Dwarf large-flowered barrenwort) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Rock, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum'

Other names

Dwarf large-flowered barrenwort

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Nanum' _ 'Nanum' is a perennial with a clump-forming, compact habit. Its divided, green leaves are bronze-tinged when young. In spring it bears sprays of pale-purple flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple in Spring

Foliage

Bronze in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Diseases

May be subject to a virus.

General care

Pruning

Cut back old foliage in late winter or early spring to promote good new foliage and flowers.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Nanum' (Dwarf large-flowered barrenwort) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Rock, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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