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Hypericum coris

Yellow coris

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourGolden veined red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hypericum coris (Yellow coris). This species is an evergreen perennial shrub; the leaves are linear and medium green. The flowers are produced in cymes of golden veined red small blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

S.E. France, Switzerland, Italy

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 or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moderately fertile well-drained moist soil, with a sunny position or in partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn or by root softwood cuttings in late spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for rust.

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