Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum

Bupleurum - Bupleurum longifolium subsp. aureum

Common Name: Bupleurum
Genus: Bupleurum
Species: longifolium subsp. aureum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

Related to the ever-popular Astrantias this is an attractive and unusual plant which will thrive in any well drained soil as long as it gets lots of sun. The small yellow flowers are often tinged red and are surrounded by a ruff of greenish yellow bracts which are often stained with rusty red. These appear in clusters on top of upright stems in summer and attract a host of insects. They are generally short-lived but will self-seed freely in the right spot.

  • Garden care: Avoid cutting back the flower stems if you want them to set seed. Alternatively the flowers make long lasting additions to bouquets and indoor arrangements.