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Herbaceous Perennial

Epimedium 'Amber Queen'PBR
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barrenwort 'Amber Queen'

'Amber Queen' is a cultivar whose evergreen foliage is flushed red in the spring as new leaves emerge. Delicate sprays of flowers, borne from early to late spring, are bronze-yellow tipped with orange

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Bronze Yellow Red Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Berberidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Epimedium are rhizomatous perennials with evergreen or deciduous, ternately or pinnately divided leaves, and open sprays of small, bowl-shaped flowers, often with prominent spurs, in mid to late spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in partial shade; shelter from cold, drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Cut back old foliage in late winter before new flower stems emerge for the best display of new foliage and flowers

Pests

May be prone to vine weevils

Diseases

May be affected by a virus

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