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Hypericum x hidcoteense 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort)

St. John's Wort 'Hidcote', Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote', Hypericum 'Hidcote', Hypericum 'Hidcote Gold'


Award-winning Hypericum x hidcoteense 'Hidcote' (St. John's Wort) is a dense, bushy, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub boasting an abundance of large, golden-yellow flowers, 3 in. wide (7.5 cm), from early summer to early fall. Borne on reddish, twiggy stems, they are produced in great quantities and blanket the plant. Each saucer-shaped flower presents 5 petals surrounding a prominent tuft of golden stamens and orange anthers. The foliage of narrowly ovate, rich blue-green leaves provides a lovely backdrop for the bright golden blossoms. This deer-resistant little shrub is perfect for adding bright summer color to the garden. One of the most popular and reliable Hypericums.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm). This plant may grow only 2 ft. tall (60 cm) in colder climates where it usually is cut or naturally dies to the ground in winter.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates wide range of soils, including dry rocky or sandy soils. Drought tolerant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Perfect as a specimen or massed in borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens. Makes a pretty hedge.
  • Flowering occurs on new growth of the season, so treat the plant as a herbaceous perennial and cut back in winter.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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