‘Spine Tingler’ Barrenwort was found by Darrell Probst (the Epimedium King) on a cliff in China. The evergreen foliage is attractively narrow, spiny and a dark leathery green. The delicate pale yellow flowers hover above the leaves in April and May, looking somewhat like tiny yellow moths. Epimedium ‘Spine Tingler’ makes a slow growing but excellent dry shade groundcover because deer and rabbits ignore it and it keeps attractive foliage throughout the winter. Another name for it is ‘Fairy Wings.’
USDA Hardiness Zone
Epimedium spp. nova Spine Tingler #1 (yellow) NEW 2020!
Characteristics & Attributes
Green Roof Plants
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
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