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 flowers are held on 14" tall stems above the foliage. Expect a 3' wide clump in 5 years under good growing conditions.

Easily grown in average, acidic, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in part to full shade. Tolerates full shade and foliage will burn in full afternoon sun. Foliage will remain semi evergreen in warmer climates and best to cut back foliage in late winter. Grows well under trees in woodland gardens.

Mature Plant Height: Very Short: under 12"
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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