Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’

hybrid epimedium

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

A multitude of dainty flowers appear in springtime and they are golden with a fine speckling of dark orange along with pastel yellow spurs giving an overall effect of amber tones. Elongated heart-shaped leaves have a distinctive stippling of bronze and green when they first emerge, then age to green with spiny edges. One of the finest of hybrid epimediums!

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: semi-evergreen

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: orange

Sun/Light Exposure: morning sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: dainty spring flowers along with bronzy green new foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Grows best in rich, well-drained soil in light to open shade; morning sun and afternoon shade is excellent. Dappled to deep shade will greatly reduce flowering. Water regularly – at least once a week – or more frequently for lush, robust plants. This cultivar has deciduous foliage which dies back in autumn and can be cut back any time after that, but be sure to cut the leafy stems to the ground before new foliage and flowers begin to emerge in springtime.