Also known as
Bishop's hat, Bishop's mitre
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
This is a clump forming evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with leaves divided into 3, occasionally 5. The leaves are copper when young, becoming fresh green later. Pale to deep yellow flowers, with curved yellow spurs, are produced from mid-spring to early summer.
Common problems with Barrenwort
How to propagate Barrenwort
From ripe seed or division in spring or autumn.
Cut back old leaves in early spring.
Other uses of Barrenwort
Grown for their flowers are cup-shaped with long or short spurs. Makes good ground cover.