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Hypericum patulum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.8m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hypericum patulum. This is an evergreen upright shrub. It will bear large golden-yellow upright flowers from mid-summer to mid-autumn. The leaves are dark green and oval. It will grow to a height and spread of 1m to 1.5m.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

China

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterMoist

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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