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Foliage has an attractive reddish tint, which is probably the best attribute of this plant.

'Frohnleiten' Barrenwort
Epimedium perralchicum 'Frohnleiten'


Reddish heartshaped leaves are evergreen. Flowers are fairly insignificant, simple, and yellow.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In the front of a border or bed, or as a groundcover.

Light Requirement: part or full shade

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Bloom Period:
Height: Minimum: 6 inches      Maximum: 12 inches

Width: Minimum: 8 inches     Maximum: 12 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: A hybrid of E. perralderianum X E. Pinnatum ssp. colchicum, it is reportedly less hardy than its parents. Our plants grew sparsely in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. It may grow more successfully in warmer zones.

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