Rose Queen Bishop's Hat
Rose Queen Bishop's Hat
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rose Queen'Item #3202 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
An outstanding selection for shade with dainty crimson flowers and beautiful dark bronze-purple foliage in fall. Excellent groundcover for understory among Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias. Hardy, sturdy and tolerant of dry shade conditions. Adaptable to containers. Herbaceous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 1 ft. tall, spreads by underground stems.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ep-i-MEE-di-um gran-di-FLOH-umDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 1 ft. tall, spreads by underground stems.Special features:Easy CareFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late spring to summerFlower color:PinkFlower attributesFlowers for CuttingDesign IdeasA rare groundcover because it flowers and loves shade! Plant in masses under larger woody plants or add to shaded corners of perennial plantings. Works very well under larger shade-tree canopies, where sunlight is limited.Companion PlantsSedge (Carex); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera hybrids); Soloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Snakeroot (Actaea simplex)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This plant is grouped into the barberry family, Berberidaceae. The genus was classified by Linnaeus who named it from an old Greek title to the plant used in Dioscorides's medical texts. Plants in this group have also been classified by French botanist Joseph Decasine, 1809-1822, under Aceranthus which has since been dropped from the references altogether. Epimedium contains about 21 species of herbaceous plants native to temperate regions of Europe and Asia. This is the most widely cultivated species which is native to a large range spanning Japan, Manchuria and Korea. This plant's rose coloring suggests it is likely a hybrid of E. grandiflorum and one or more of the following species, E. alpinum, E. pinnatum, or E. diphyllum