Epidemium x warleyense /Barrenwort


Ground cover

Close-up image of the heart-shaped leaves

Lush ground cover planting at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

Heart-shaped leaves

Dense summer foliage

Spreading character of this plant where there is heavy mulch

Large, spreading clump ob the barrenwort

Rich, green foliage

Close-up image of foliage

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Scientific Name: Epidemium x warleyense
Common Name: Barrenwort
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Flowers, resembling columbines, have coppery orange-red inner sepals and yellow petals, somewhat resembling small columbines. They appear in spring on wiry stems. The heart shaped, light green, heart shaped leaves appear after flowering and initially may be tinged with purple.