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Hypericum elodes

Marsh St John's wort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.07m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Hypericum elodes (Marsh St John's wort). This species is an aquatic perennial with ovate to elliptic grey-green leaves. The flowers are single blooms or cymes of bright yellow small blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W.Europe

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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