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St Johns Wort in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

 

St Johns Wort

Hypericum are fast growing evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous shrubs. The low growing forms are suitable as ground cover. This hardy deciduous species has rich green ovate leaves, sometimes with a pinkish margin. The five petaled flowers are bright yellow with lots of erect stamens and flower from early to late Summer. The flowers are followed by bright red berries.

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plant Features
  • St Johns Wort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • St Johns Wort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • St Johns Wort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • St Johns Wort likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

St Johns Wort

Latin name

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Hypericaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    St Johns Wort likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    St Johns Wort is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    St Johns Wort likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    St Johns Wort likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown St Johns Wort is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Hypericum are fast growing evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous shrubs. The low growing forms are suitable as ground cover. This hardy deciduous species has rich green ovate leaves, sometimes with a pinkish margin. The five petaled flowers are bright yellow with lots of erect stamens and flower from early to late Summer. The flowers are followed by bright red berries.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

The 3 inch flowers are borne singly and are produced in succession from early summer through to early autumn.

 

Planting

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Plant out in any well drained, fertile soil from autumn to late winter in a sheltered border in full sun. As these shrubs are late-flowering, it is advisable to give them wall protection in northern gardens.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Take heel cuttings, 3-4 inches long from half-ripe lateral shoots preferably with a heel at any time between spring and late summer. Insert into equal parts of sand and peat in a propagating case at a temperature of 16C. When rooted, pot the cuttings singly in 3 inch pots of John Innes No 1 and overwinter in a cold frame. The following spring, pot on into 4 inch pots and plunge outdoors until planting out in autumn.

 
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