Frohnleiten Barrenwort

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Plant Some Curiosity & Wonder With Frohnleiten Barrenwort!

  • Unusual White & Yellow Flowers
  • Curious Bell-Shaped Blooms
  • Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • New Growth is Mottled Red With Green Veins
  • Very Long-Bloom Time
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Dry Shade Tolerant!
  • Full Shade and Part Shade
  • Rocky & Gravel Soil
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
  • Drought Resistant
  • Fanciful Container Plant
  • Red Fall Color

An eclectic-looking plant that is so unusual, you can rest assured that no one else on your block will have this plant!

Unique and lively, the bright yellow flowers of Frohnleiten Barrenwort (Epimedium x perralchinum 'Frohnleiten') give your garden plots an enchanting lift! The newly emerging heart-shaped leaves are red mottled with green veins, before transforming to green for summer.

Commonly called Bishop's Hat and Fairy Wings, these dainty white petals have butter-yellow centers, each with upward-facing petals and downward pointing centers. These daffodil-shaped flowers dangle in long clusters high above the lovely foliage!

The long sprays of bicolor Barrenwort flowers fill the entire arching stems. Blooming in mid to late spring and act as both stand-out specimens and delicate fillers throughout the garden.

Green and red-tinged, heart-shaped leaves remain through the summer months. The wiry stems have a red tinge and even the early spring leaves emerge with a reddish blush in spring, before maturing to medium green. Then fall brings more reddish hues to the scene!

How to Use Frohnleiten Barrenwort In The Landscape

Modestly sized, these unusual plants have airy and delicate lightness for your beds and borders. Lending themselves perfectly in both formal and informal settings. Spreading quickly into neat clumps, Frohnleiten Barrenwort naturalizes your shade areas.

Asian-inspired, Urban courtyards and eclectic garden designs welcome this peculiar plant as it brightens your shady areas with levity!

This dazzling Epimedium romps throughout the mixed-shrub garden and informal borders with fascination!

Tolerating dry, rocky and gravel soil, Frohnleiten Barrenwort escapades through your rock gardens and shaded waste areas with ease. Cottage gardens are given a fairy air with a few of these intriguing plants interspersed!

Barrenworts are unique shade accents and perfect for woodland gardens. Plus, their love for shade makes them cheery underplantings to your larger trees and shrubs. There they can bask in the provided shade and hide leggy stems in return as ground cover!

The long stems and quirky pale yellow flowers are naturals for the cutting garden and are a fantastic cut flower to add enchanting impish blooms to your bouquets and floral arrangements!

The long stems and quirky pale yellow flowers are naturals for the cutting garden and are a fantastic cut flower to add enchanting impish blooms to your bouquets and floral arrangements!

Adding whimsy to your containers and planters on shady patios for a magical conversation piece for your entertaining areas!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Clump-forming Frohnleiten Barrenwort thrives in growing zones 5 through 8 where it prefers well-drained soils, that are organic and fertile. Frohnleiten Barrenwort grows 8-12" tall and about as wide and does amazingly in partially shaded sites.

In warmer climates, Barrenwort can be semi-evergreen and they do better in full shade locations that have consistent moisture. Once established, Barrenwort are drought tolerant and does well in dry shade as long as supplemental watering is provided during extended periods.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Barrenwort also appreciates some protection from cold, drying northern winds in winter to prevent leaf burn.

Prune back in late winter to tidy up the plant and give it a fresh look. Otherwise, Frohnleiten Barrenwort is low maintenance, pest and disease-free, and also nearly deer and rabbit proof!

Have your own fairy bells this year with Frohnleiten Barrenwort, and have the most unique garden on the block! We're excited to offer these unique plants so be sure to order quickly from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Frohnleiten Barrenwort Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Epimedium x perralchinum 'Frohnleiten'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red, Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No