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Hypericum ‘Hidcote’

St John's wort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 1.3m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ (St John's wort). In mid summer to early autumn, cymes of profuse, large, gold-yellow flowers are borne with oval, dark green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

Ground cover, border, fragrance Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

By softwood cuttings in summer sub-shrubs and shrubs or by seed in autumn, cultivators by softwood cuttings only in summer; perennials may be propagated by seed or division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

H.inodorum 'Elstead' is susceptible to rust, which produces orange spots on leaves, and H.'Hidcote' is prone to a virus that makes leaves narrow and variegated.

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