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Hypericum lancasteri

St John's wort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hypericum lancasteri (St John's wort). This species is a broad bushy deciduous shrub with lance-shaped medium green leaves. The flowers are golden yellow blooms in the summer.

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
  • 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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