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EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen'

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

Orange flowers in profusion. Sometimes blooms again in autumn
Further Reading....

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - thick, heart-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves flushed and mottled red-brown when new
  • Orange
  • Height - 45cm (18in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming rhizomatous perennial. Produces spider-like flowers with off-white spurs in long, arching sprays
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - clip back old leaves in late winter or early spring before flower spikes form
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, mosaic virus
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. Robin White, Hants.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich. An Asiatic variety.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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45cm (18in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)
 

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