Hypericum kalmianum 'GEMO'

Hypericum kalmianum
Hypericum kalmianum 'GEMO'
St. John´s Wort
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.4-0.6m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.8m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS yellow
BLOOMING TIME July - September
LOCATION full 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 is a well know perennial from our meadows and fields. The gardeners, however, selected species which are shrubby and have additional features for common use in gardens. Gemo is a new variety of this group and comes from Denmark.

It is a low, dense growing shrub with erect stems and rosemary-like green leaves. Each stem bears cymes of up to 7 saucer-shaped, 3-4 cm across, golden yellow flowers with profusion of stamens in the centre. Its starts blooming in July and continues until early autumn which makes it one of the most attractive and longest flowering shrubs of late summer.

Prune it in early spring – cut last year’s growths by a third or half. Grow these smaller hypericums in full sun, moderately fertile soil that is very well drained. Gemo is ideal for a rockery, too. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 14-08-2008
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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