Epimedium x 'Red Beauty'

Red Beauty Barrenwort (Red BeautyFairy Wings)

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Sprays of magenta-red flowers bloom in mid-spring above bushy dark green leaves. This shade variety is a great choice for edging or as a groundcover. It’s drought-tolerant once established.

More About Epimedium x 'Red Beauty'

  • very rapid grower...quite deer resistant
  • likes dry shade

Spidery lavender-violet flowers with very long white spurs. The medium green, deciduous leaves have spiny-toothed, oval leaflets on wiry stems and form an attractive foliage mound. New leaves in spring emerge beige with a red tinge, mature to green and turn red in fall. Epimediums are among the easiest perennials to grow.


6-15 in


12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:


Epimedium x 'Red Beauty' Characteristics


  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden
  • Small / Miniature
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Edging
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Fall Color

  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Very Prominent

Flower Color

  • Magenta
  • Purple
  • Red


  • Mounding
  • Spreading