Epimedium x 'rubrum'

Red Barrenwort (Red Fairy Wings)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

The best Epimedium species for use as a groundcover, this species quickly spreads by rhizomes. From mid to late spring, clusters of small red flowers with short, white or pale pink spurs hover just above the foliage

More About Epimedium x 'rubrum'

  • very rapid grower...quite deer resistant
  • likes dry shade

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 'rubrum' 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