Tulip 'Honky Tonk' & Epimedium x flavum 'Amber Queen'

Sometimes you want a combination in the garden to be very yin and yang - complete opposites that are perfect partners - this duo is just that. More
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Sometimes you want a combination in the garden to be very yin and yang — complete opposites that are perfect partners. This calm, singular tulip is a marriage made in heaven with the delicate dancing flowers of the amber queen.

This collection contains:
Type Perennial
Border Position Border (Middle), Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting This collection is ideal for planting in dappled shade beneath trees or shrubs or in a woodland garden. Epimedium's prefer neutral to acidic soil and can be planted at any time provided the ground isn't frozen. Dig a hole deep and wide enough to cover the roots, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole, backfill and water well after planting. In November scatter the tulip bulbs across the planting area (for a natural-looking distribution) planting the bulbs pointy end up using a long-handled bulb planter at a depth of two or three times the bulb's height.
Care Tips Epimedium's can be cut back in late winter or spring , they also benefit from a regular mulch with garden compost or leaf mould. Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
Flowering April - June
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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