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Epimedium grandiflorum Purple Pixie

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie'

Barrenwort

'Purple Pixie' Barrenwort was found by Dr Richard Lighty in his own garden, as a surprising sport of Epimedium grandiflorum 'Alba'.  The delicate flowers are a deep violet purple with extended white spurs, and they hover over the fine green foliage in April.  'Purple Pixie' makes an excellent semi-evergreen clump in shady dry locations, and the refined, heart-shaped leaves emerge in the spring in shades of burgundy and purple.  'Purple Pixie' performed very well in the Chicago Botanic Garden's Epimedium trials.

PRN Preferred:  Showy spring foliage topped by purple flowers, received very high ratings in the Chicago Botanic Garden's trials.

Height

12 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Full Shade
Groundcover
Habit: Compact
Semi-Evergreen
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Special Recognition
PRN Preferred Selection
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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