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Hypericum × cyathifloum ‘Gold Cup’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 1.75m
  • Spread1m to 2.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hypericum × cyathifloum ‘Gold Cup’. This is also known as H. beanii 'Gold Cup'. Oval, dark green leaves are produced from pink-brown shoots. In mid summer to early autumn, cymes of large, cup-shaped, gold-yellow flowers appear.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Shrub

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
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, 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

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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