Barrenwort 'Akame' Epimedium × omeiense 'Akame'
'Akame' is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial 35cm high, with evergreen, narrowly heart-shaped leaves that emerge speckled and marbled with bronze and mature to shining green, and long stems of spidery flowers of short red sepals and orange-red petals with yellow mouths and white spurs tipped with yellow, in late spring; Epimedium leaves may be used for their nests by leaf-cutting bees
About this plant
Epimedium × omeiense 'Emei Shan'
No pruning required, but cutting back in late winter or early spring, before flower spikes form, will improve appearance
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
- Suitable locations
Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by division in autumn or after flowering; or by root cuttings of rhizomes, kept under glass in winter, and planted out after all danger of frost has passed
May be affected by vine weevil
May be affected by mosaic virus diseases and fungal leaf spots