Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’

(Amber Queen Barrenwort)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ is a fantastic fairy wing hybrid (Epimedium ‘Caramel’ x Epimedium flavum) from the UK’s Robin White that blends the best traits epimediums have to offer. The 2′ wide deer-resistant clump is composed of semi-evergreen, spiny green leaves that are mottled burgundy as they emerge. The clumps are topped in April and May with 2′ long arching spikes adorned with an unreal abundance of bright yellow, spider-like flowers tipped with orange-red.

Description

Valued for their airy spring flowers and shiny evergreen to deciduous leaves, use these tough, low-growing perennials for shady flower borders, woodland and rock gardens and containers. Excellent, slow-spreading ground cover under large trees and shrubs. Colorful leaves are bronzy-pink in spring, green in summer and bronze in fall. Spikes of flowers bloom red, white, pink or yellow in spring. Long-lasting cut flowers. Drought resistant once established. Deer resistant. Divide in spring or fall. Cut back in late winter or early spring to encourage spring flowers and new growth.

Additional information

Common Name

Amber Queen Barrenwort

Botanical Name

Epimedium 'Amber Queen'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

1-2 ft.

Width

2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average, drought tolerant

Blooming Period

midspring through late spring

Flower Color

Bright yellow tipped with orange

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

bronze

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