Epimedium x 'Ruby Starr'

Ruby Starr Barrenwort (Ruby Starr Fairy Wings)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Very large ruby red flowers on tall stems. Vigorous and showy. Epimediums are choice semi-evergreen ground cover known for graceful heart-shaped foliage and columbine-like flowers (flowers arise before the leaves). They do well in dry conditions and deep shade.

More About Epimedium x 'Ruby Starr'

  • a Phill King introduction
  • very rapid grower...quite deer resistant

This epimedium (sometimes commonly called large-flowered or longspur epimedium) is one of the larger epimediums. It is a dense, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 10-12" tall and is primarily used in shady or woodland areas. 

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6-15 in


12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Epimedium x 'Ruby Starr' Characteristics


  • Cottage Garden
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Fall Color

  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Very Prominent

Flower Color

  • Rose
  • Red


  • Mounding
  • Spreading