This spreading barrenwort has coppery red flowers with yellow centres and spiny, semi-evergreen leaves. Cultivars from this cross are said to be some of the best epimediums for the garden. Epimediums are among the easiest perennials to grow. They thrive in medium to heavy shade, and when established, are highly drought tolerant. They can be used as effective groundcovers or shade garden accents. They are deer resistant and are seldom bothered by voles or other critters.