EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

Commonly known as Barrenwort, Bishop's hat

White flowers flushed pink. Startling red new foliage
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EPIMEDIUM 'Akebono'

 
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  • Deciduous
    In very sheltered sites may retain leaves
  • White
    White flushed pink
  • Height
    15-25cm (6-10in)
  • Spread
    45-75cm (18-30in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Clump-forming rhizomatous perennial. Flowers with prominent sepals appear with the leaves in spring
  • 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 - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - cut back any old foliage in late winter to enjoy emerging growth
  • Pests & Diseases
    vine weevil, mosaic virus
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. Japan
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - an Asiatic variety of Grandiflorum.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Epimedium - Growing Guide
15-25cm (6-10in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  45-75cm (18-30in)
 

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