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Hypericum cerastoides

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Hypericum cerastoides. This is an upright, arching perennial, with oval grey-green leaves. The flowers are terminal clusters of bright yellow, cup-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. It will grow to about 30cm tall with a spread of 45cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Interest and use

Grown for their conspicuous, yellow flowers with prominent stamens. This shrub is very attractive to bees.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • 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

Some species are susceptible to rust.

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