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Hypericum calycinum

Aaron's beard

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  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hypericum calycinum (Aaron's beard). This is a good ground covering species for temperate climates. It is a low-growing evergreen shrub about 40cm tall but will spread rapidly by creeping, runner-like stems. The flowers are produced in mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Rose of Sharon

Origin

Bulgaria & Turkey

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ground cover, bedding plant. Summer interest.

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  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Hypericum calycinum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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

Some species are susceptible to rust.

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