Epimedium, Persian (Epimedium x versicolor)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Epimedium, Persian
Epimedium x versicolor

Flowers of Persian Epimedium
Flowers of Persian Epimedium
Small yellow flowers tipped in pink bloom in spring. In spring, leaves are tinged with red, then turn green in summer. Fall color is reddish. 
Partial to full shade. Prefers a moist, well drained soil, but will tolerate some dryness. 
  • 'Sulphureum' - solid yellow flowers.
Mature Height
8-12 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 9 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
April - April
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional Notes


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