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Hypericum elegans

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hypericum elegans. This wild flowering species is a medium growing perennial. The leaves are oval to linear with translucent splashes, and the flowers are yellow blooms with black dots.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, 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 tender (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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