EPIMEDIUM 'Amber Queen' PBR

Small
Part shade
Yellow
Reasonable soil
Spring
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Height x Spread:  45cm x 60cm 

Epimedium 'Amber Queen' has become very popular for its exquisite and prolific display of delicate spurred flowers in spring, each pale yellow flushed with amber, somewhat reminiscent of a jester's hat.  Its neat, heart-shaped foliage is equally delicious, emerging fresh green in spring suffused with red before maturing to darker green.

Happiest if planted in a moist, humus-rich soil with some drainage in light dappled shade, 'Amber Queen' can also tolerate slightly drier soil conditions, neatly solving that difficult conundrum 'What can I underplant trees with?'  Works for shrubs too.  Tough and hardy if protected from cold desiccating winds, it bulks up slowly, keeping the weeds down at the same time.