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Epimedium ssp. nova Spine Tingler (Photo: Walters Gardens, Inc)

Epimedium ssp. nova 'Spine Tingler'

Barrenwort

‘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.’

Height

8 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Epimedium spp. nova Spine Tingler #1 (yellow) 100 late Sept
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Full Shade
Green Roof Plants
Groundcover
Winter Containers
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Dry Shade Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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