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Epimedium 'Akebono' (Barrenwort 'Akebono')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Epimedium 'Akebono'

Other names

Barrenwort 'Akebono'

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Akebono' _ 'Akebono' is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, bright green leaves, flushed red in spring, and slender, wiry stems bearing short, open racemes of small, spurred, pink-flushed, white flowers throughout spring.


Epimedium 'Akebono' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming

Flower

Flushed pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red in Spring; Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Mosaic virus Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Epimedium 'Akebono' (Barrenwort 'Akebono') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, but needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring. May be deciduous in very cold winters.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Epimedium 'Akebono'

Other names

Barrenwort 'Akebono'

Genus

Epimedium Epimedium

Variety or Cultivar

'Akebono' _ 'Akebono' is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into ovate, bright green leaves, flushed red in spring, and slender, wiry stems bearing short, open racemes of small, spurred, pink-flushed, white flowers throughout spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Flushed pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red in Spring; Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Mosaic virus

General care

Pruning

Cut back dead foliage in late winter or early spring, before the flowers appear.

Propagation

Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Epimedium 'Akebono' (Barrenwort 'Akebono') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil. Prefers part shade, but needs shelter from cold, dry winds. Apply a thick mulch of compost around the crowns in spring. May be deciduous in very cold winters.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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