Hypericum 'HIDCOTE'

Hypericum
Hypericum  'HIDCOTE'
St. John's Wort
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS yellow
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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St. John’s Wort belongs to the group of folk remedy herbs. This variety called Hidcote is grown for its large, showy flowers. They are deep yellow, 6 cm across, with 5 petals. Blooming period is quite long: the main flowering season is June to early July, and then it repeats flowering at the end of summer.

To encourage flowering it is advised to cut back previous year’s wood to 10-20 cm. This will lead to forming many new twigs bearing flower buds. Leaves are lance shaped, dark green, to 6 cm long and are semi-evergreen. In mild winters they persist until spring.

It does not require fertilizing if your soil is average fertile. It flowers reliably even in semi-shade. Hardy to -27°C (USDA zone 5b), possibly a little more.

Last update 17-01-2009
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