Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

Orange Queen Epimedium (Orange Queen Fairy Wings): Patent Plant Patent #17,197.

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Epimedium collectors will covet this fine hybrid of E. warleyense, a species prized for its unique, coppery orange flowers. Those of 'Orange Queen' ('Orangekonigin') are lighter, ranging from apricot to primrose, and borne on more compact plants. The heart-shaped leaves emerge with a rosy blush in spring and turn bronzy in fall. Easily grown and a good spreader


More About Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

  • a taller growing epimedium
  • unique color

Interest in this genus has increased over the past 2 decades as horticulturists brought back new species and varieties from explorations in China. Epimediums make good ground covers and are one of the choice plants for shade. They prefer good loamy soil, organic enough to let the rhizomes spread readily, but will tolerate dry shade once established. A second, taller flush of leaves often follows those that emerge in spring.


Height:

8-18 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Cottage Garden
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Dried Flower
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Fall Color

  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Very Prominent

Flower Color

  • Orange-yellow
  • Peach
  • orange

Habit

  • Mounding
  • Spreading