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Hypericum humifusum

Trailing St John's wort

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hypericum humifusum (Trailing St John's wort). This species of perennial shrub will produce oblong to obovate leaves. The flowers are small bright yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, 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, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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