Epimedium youngianum Niveum
Brighten up your shady border with Epimedium × youngianum ‘Niveum’, also known as snowy barrenwort, a perfect compact herbaceous perennial with deciduous leaves of bronze when young and its pure white flowers are borne in open sprays in spring.
It can take a couple of years to reach a mature size but plants are long-lived and very sturdy, and due to its spreading habit it makes a great ground covering plant.
Details Epimedium youngianum Niveum
- Not eaten by animals
- Covers bare spots quickly
- Blooms: April – May
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 10 – 25 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 20 cm
How to take care of Epimedium Niveum
Epimedium Niveum grows well in most well drained soil conditions but dislikes wet and alkaline soils. Remarkably drought tolerant once established. Epimedium Niveum don’t like a full sun position so plant in light or full shade.
Whilst Epimedium Niveum cope well with dry shade, more moisture and humus in the soil is beneficial. The foliage is best cut off at ground level shortly before new leaves emerge in spring, so as to fully reveal their beauty of form and colour.
Ideally, a mulch should then be applied to protect the new growth from frosts. Divide clumps in autumn or spring.