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Rose Queen Bishop's Hat

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Rose Queen'

An outstanding selection for shade, with dainty crimson flowers and beautiful dark bronze-purple foliage in fall. An excellent groundcover for the understory of rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias. Hardy, sturdy and tolerant of dry shade conditions. Spreads to form attractive colonies over time. Adapts well to containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationep-i-MEE-di-um gran-di-FLOR-um
Average Size at MaturitySlow to moderate growing; reaches 12 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Summer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Dry Shade, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsSedge (Carex); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera hybrids); Soloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Snakeroot (Actaea simplex)

Thrives in humus-rich, neutral to acidic, well-drained soils. Best in shade or dappled morning sun with afternoon shade. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates drier conditions in well-shaded areas. Divide every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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