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
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.