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|'Lilafee' (Lilac Fairy) Longspur Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat|
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee' (Lilac Fairy)
Cordate or heart-shaped leaves with spiny-toothed edges grow in low deciduous clumps, some with redish veining on the edges. Floriferous racemes of columbine-like flowers rise above the foliage.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump
Plant Use: In the front of shady beds and borders or as a groundcover.
Width: Minimum: 8 inches Maximum: 12 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: A good groundcover, but slow-growing. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil in partial shade, but will tolerate sun as well as dry, shady spots and tree roots. Flowers generally are short-lived, but ours bloomed from mid-April to June under full-sun conditions.