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Epimediums & Companions for Dry Shade.... dry shade plants!! did you hear that?

Epimediums make lovely low mounds all year round and are happy in dry, semi-shaded ground . Yellow flowers peek up above the new foliage in March.

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Epimedium × rubrum (Red epimedium, red barrenwort, bishops hat) - Fine Gardening Plant Guide - want it for SW pine tree bed

EPIMEDIUM RUBRUM

EPIMEDIUM RUBRUM

Epimedium (barrenwort) - can tolerate dry shade such as the base of a tree (once established). Red spring flowers, heart shaped leaves, and bronze fall foliage make this a multi-functional plant. - Deer Resistant Rutgers rating: A

Epimedium Red Barrenwort -Berberidaceae can tolerate dry shade such as the base of a tree(once established). Red spring flowers, heart shaped leaves, and bronze fall foliage make this a multi-functional plant.

Red barrenwort Epimedium rubrum foliage is red along the edges and has rosy undertones. Its color intensifies where it receives ample sun before trees leaf out in spring. Zones 4-9

Red barrenwort Epimedium rubrum foliage is red along the edges and has rosy undertones. Its color intensifies where it receives ample sun before trees leaf out in spring.

Plant Profile for Epimedium × rubrum - Barrenwort Perennial

Barrenwort are superb shade-garden plants, excellent for edging or groundcover, and deserving much wider use in our gardens. In this selection, plants form a bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing sprays of cher.

Epimedium 'Rubrum' | Hostas Direct

Epimedium 'Rubrum' | Hostas Direct

Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden: Plant Collections - Epimediums

200 species of Epimedium at the The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden

Top 10 perennials for dry shade

Top 10 Perennials for Shady Gardens (Dry Shade)

Epimedium rubrum

Epimedium rubrum

epimedium rubrum - Purchased 3 in 2001 from Bergmanns. Delicate sprays of ruby flowers in spring. Leaves take on a redder hue in autumn.

Epimedium × rubrum planted 6/2015, right side of dogwood

Epimedium × rubrum planted 6/2015, right side of dogwood

Fairy Wings for sale buy Epimedium x rubrum 'Sweetheart'

Epimedium rubrum Sweetheart

Fairy Wings for sale buy Epimedium x rubrum 'Sweetheart'

Great shade perennials such as this one, Lamium, can do well with little sun.  Find out about more excellent shade plants for your garden.

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[Lamium--this and Lily of the Valley are my favorite ground covers for shade.] Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Epimedium rubrum does take time to get established but when it does, it is lovely. One of the best ground covers for dry shade too.

Epimedium rubrum does take time to get established but when it does, it is lovely. One of the best ground covers for dry shade too.

Epimedium rubrum is another great low-maintenance plant for dry shade, chosen by Dugald Cameron of Garden Import for 'Gardening from a Hammock.com' You can see more picks at www.GardeningfromaHammock.com

Epimedium rubrum is another great low-maintenance plant for dry shade, chosen by Dugald Cameron of Garden Import for 'Gardening from a Hammock.com' You can see more picks at www.GardeningfromaHammock.com