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BeddingHerbaceous Perennial

Amicia zygomeris

yoke-leaved amicia

A. zygomeris is a woody-based perennial with leaves composed of 2 pairs of heart-shaped leaflets. In autumn, pea-like purple and yellow flowers 3cm wide open in short racemes

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Purple Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Amicia are upright perennials with alternate leave composed of 4 leaflets, with conspicuous purple-veined stipules and pea-like flowers in autumn

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Mexico

How to grow

Cultivation

Outdoors grow in well drained fertile soil in full sun; mulch in winter in frost prone areas. Will tolerate temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) and regenerate from the woody base if cut back by frost. Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost (JI No.2) in full light.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 13-18°C (55-64°F) in spring. Root basal cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Banks and slopes
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Outdoors, prune out frost damaged growth in late winter

Pests

Slugs and snails may be problematic

Diseases

Generally disease free

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