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Epimedium

Evening one and all,

Has anyone got a go to Epimedium for full sun, preferably not the vigourous types. I wanted to use rubrum or orange queen but I am not sure they are ideal for full sun, as Iv only ever used them in semi shade.

 

best 

Paul

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  • It will probably scorch the leaves in full sun , you may get away with it if sheilded from afternoon sun. Why epimedium ? what are you planting it with . 

    • Hi Andrew,

      There are other parts of the garden which are more shaded, and I wanted to link them together by repeating the Epimedium in small drifts nestled among Hakenochloa which is the main ground cover.There are  accents of Hydrangea annebelle too , together with existing box balls ,which the client wants to keep....   

      I get what your saying regarding the late afternoon sun, which is what I feared but I guess I was hoping there was one out and out tough nut....

      • Hi

        I've been to garden centre today and seen some Epimedium in a sunny facing ( south east facing if I remember correctly ) all top new leaves have been damaged  straw colour , either the frost has damaged them from 10 days ago or the sunny weather this week. 

        Could try groups of Heuchera instead ? I grow them here in shade and full sun. Dark leaf heuchera like purple palcace will blend well or make a nice contrast with H.Aureola.

        • Hi Again Andrew,

          Yeah they are worth considering. There is a Cercis canadensis Forest pansy 'in the design so they would definetely work. I v grown Huchera obsidian before and love its almost black colour... I could always stick a Hy annebelle into the drift too wouldnt that give it shade enough for the Epimedium.??. but anyway thanks for taking the time to reply..

           

          Best 

          Paul

          • Could try that , Annebelle does tend to flop which will cover them, it flops even more harder you prune it back , the epimedium will take dry condtions planted under H.Anna. 

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