Epimedium x grandiflorum 'Pink Elf'

Pink Elf Barrenwort (Pink Elf Fairy Wings)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

'Pink Elf' makes a vigorously spreading clump. Dappled with green and auburn shades, the evergreen leaves loll beneath a fairy’s fest of pink flowers marked by purple tinges and bronze-colored cups on thin stiff stems.

More About Epimedium x grandiflorum 'Pink Elf'

  • one of the best perennials for semi-shade
  • quite deer resistant

This hybrid was raised by Robin White, of the now-closed Blackthorn Nursery in Hampshire. In the Nineties, he raised many hybrid epimediums from deliberate crosses, using new material introduced mainly from Sichuan province in China by the Japanese plant hunter Mikinori Ogisu.

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6-15 in


12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Epimedium x grandiflorum 'Pink Elf' Characteristics


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

  • Deep Pink
  • Rose
  • Pink


  • Mounding
  • Spreading