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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

 
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
lilac fairy barrenwort
Fall color in early November

Common name lilac fairy barrenwort
Family berberidaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers lavender (spring)
Size 10-12"
Light part-full shade

We've added several epimediums to our garden in recent years. This one features lavender flowers and leaves that get coppery-red-tinged when weather is cool.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Late April - flowers about ready to burst open, while the leaves are still in their early-season dark stage.
lilac fairy barrenwort
As the species name suggests, the flowers really are nice and big

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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