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Hypericum inodorum ‘Elstead’

Tall tutsan

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-gold
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Hypericum inodorum ‘Elstead’ (Tall tutsan). In mid summer to early autumn, a mass of small, yellow-gold flowers are produced in clusters, then followed by orange-red fruit. Has dark green leaves which are aromatic when crushed.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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