Epimedium 'Black Sea' (Barrenwort)
Epimedium 'Black Sea' (Barrenwort)

Epimedium 'Black Sea' (Barrenwort)

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Epimedium 'Black Sea' is a unique cultivar prized known for its attractive black swirl patterns in the green foliage which appears in fall when temperatures drop. In spring, the spreading clumps are topped with masses of small light-yellow and peach-toned flowers held on airy, 14" tall stems above the foliage. Epimedium spreads easily, and you may end up with a three-foot clump of 'Black Sea' in as little as four or five years.

Easily grown in acidic, well-drained, medium to dry soils in part to full shade, 'Black Sea' tolerates full shade, but foliage will burn in full afternoon sun. Foliage will remain semi evergreen in warmer climates, but it may be best to cut back foliage in late winter to maintain appearance; epimedium is an especially good addition under trees in woodland gardens.

Mature Plant Height: Short: 12-29"
Semi-evergreen
Full Shade (less than 4 hours of sun) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Acidic, Rich Organic Matter, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow, Pink, and Red
Foliage color: Green and Purple
Features: Groundcover, Erosion Control, Fall Color, Winter Interest, Attracts Pollinators, and Attracts Butterflies
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, Rabbit Tolerant, Dry Shade Tolerant, and Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Woodland Garden, Rock Garden, and Small Space

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