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Hypericum reptans

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid grey-green

Description

Hypericum reptans. This is a deciduous, spreading mat-forming ground covering species. The leaves are small triangular or oval-shaped and grey-green in colour. The flowers are propeller-shaped with 5-petals which will appear in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Some species are susceptible to rust.

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