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botanical name:
Epimedium grandiflorum
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common name:  Bishop's Hat, Barrenwort, Fairy Wings, Horny Goat Weed, Yin Yang Huo
synonyms:  Epimedium macranthum
family:  Berberidaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season:
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Clump forming, rhizomatous deciduous perennial, making a mound of pale green leaves, bronze flushed when young. Pendent flowers on thin stems in mid and late spring, usually pink but may be white, pale yellow or purple.

cultivation:
Best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well drained soil and partial shade.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Used as a medicinal herb to treat impotence and increase sexual libido in both men and women. First used in traditional Chinese medicine. Also reputed to slow the ageing process.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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