This epimedium hybrid (sometimes commonly called red barrenwort) is a cross between E. alpinum and E. grandiflorum. It is a rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 8-12" tall and is primarily used as a ground cover or edger in shady or woodland areas. Racemes of short-spurred to spurless, red flowers (red sepals and pale yellow petals) appear above the foliage in spring. Compound, medium green leaves with pointed, spiny-toothed, heart-shaped leaflets (to 3" long) on wiry stems form attractive foliage mounds. New leaves in spring emerge with a red tinge, mature to green and turn reddish in fall. Epimediums are commonly called bishop’s hat or barrenwort.