Epimedium sp., Horny Goat Weed, Bishop's Cap. Epimedium macranthum
Epimedium macranthum

Epimedium sp.

Horny Goat Weed, Bishop's Cap
Family: Berberidaceae
Origin: temperate Asia, Mediterranean
USDA Zone: 3-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Plant care and Growing: Epimedium prefers light to moderate shade, semi-shade or morning sun, and soil that is not too rich in nutrients or too dry. Established plants can tolerate brief periods of drought, but for ideal growth and flowering, regular watering is recommended. For maximum flowering, fertilizer should be applied in the spring afternew growth has begun to emerge. When re-potting, use fresh organic potting soil, ideally in a pot slightly larger than before, and use easy to remove drainage. To control any excessive growth, pinch out the central growing tips once or twice in the spring. In colder regions, it is necessary to make sure the root ball does not freeze and a container with holes at the base would be preferable. The container then needs to be covered during winter for extra insulation, with straw or similar material.

When grown as an ethnomedical plant, its use is primarily as an aphrodisiac, but the epimedium genus also contains species with a variety of potential health benefits. Epimedium is believed to boost sex drive, treat menopausal symptoms, increase bone density, and has also been used as a treatment for stomach issues, viral infections, and a wide range of pain-related issues.

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