Barrenwort are superb shade woodlander garden plants , excellent as an edging or groundcover, and deserving much wider use in our deep shade gardens. Charming soft yellow flowers appear on wiry stems above red-flushed foliage in spring. German selection forming a bushy, evergreen mound of green leaves, marbled in bronze. It reaches mature height much more quickly than other Epimediums, and naturalises to a dense low carpet in a woodland garden. Some of the epimediums can be tedious as landscape amenity plants, not this little Beauty.