St. John's wort

Hypericum × moserianum 'Tricolor'

St. John's wort - Hypericum × moserianum  'Tricolor'

Common Name: St. John's wort
Genus: Hypericum
Species: moserianum
Cultivar: 'Tricolor'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Variegated, Cream, PinkFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    Masses of cheeful, deep yellow cup-shaped flowers appear on red stems from July to October among strikingly variegated green, cream and pink leaves. This low spreading semi-evergreen shrub makes a valuable groundcover plant where space is limited. Less invasive than the ubiquitous 'Rose of Sharon' (Hypericum calcycinum) it grows equally well in sun and shade but needs protection from cold drying winds.
  • Garden care: After flowering lightly trim back shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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