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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (Large-flowered barrenwort 'Purple Pixie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie'

Other names

Large-flowered barrenwort 'Purple Pixie'

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Pixie' _ 'Purple Pixie' is a compact, clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with divided, bright green leaves, flushed bronze when young, and, in late spring and early summer, reddish-purple, wiry stems bearing open racemes of purple to purple-pink flowers with prominent white spurs.


Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-tinted, Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Mosaic virus Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (Large-flowered barrenwort 'Purple Pixie') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, but needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie'

Other names

Large-flowered barrenwort 'Purple Pixie'

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Pixie' _ 'Purple Pixie' is a compact, clump-forming, rhizomatous, deciduous perennial with divided, bright green leaves, flushed bronze when young, and, in late spring and early summer, reddish-purple, wiry stems bearing open racemes of purple to purple-pink flowers with prominent white spurs.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer

Foliage

Bronze-tinted, Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (Large-flowered barrenwort 'Purple Pixie') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.75m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, but needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but 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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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