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Hypericum x inodorum ‘Magical Universe’ (St. John’s Wort)

St. John's Wort 'Magical Universe', Hypericum 'Magical Universe', Hypericum 'Kolmuni'

Hypericum x inodorum 'Magical Universe', St. John's Wort 'Magical Universe', Hypericum 'Magical Universe', Hypericum 'Kolmuni', yellow flowers, Red Berries

Hypericum x inodorum ‘Magical Universe’ (St. John’s Wort) is a semi-evergreen or deciduous, upright shrub adorned with a profusion of showy clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Each saucer-shaped flower presents 5 petals surrounding a prominent tuft of golden stamens. Borne at the tips of contrasting red stems, they are followed by elongated, mahogany berries in the fall. Aromatic when crushed, the attractive foliage of ovate, deep blue-green leaves takes on autumnal tints, which persist well into the winter, further extending the interest of this plant. Providing multi-season appeal, this deer-resistant little shrub is perfect for adding long-lasting color to the garden. Popular with flower arrangers thanks to the long vase life of the berried stems too!

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, well-drained soils. Provide a thick root mulch in cold winter climates. Drought tolerant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Perfect as a specimen or massed in borders, rock gardens, slopes, naturalized areas. Makes a pretty hedge.
  • Prune immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericaceae
Genus Hypericum
Common names St. John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hypericum densiflorum (Bushy St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum ascyron (Great St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum x moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum kalmianum Cobalt-n-Gold™ (Kalm St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum x hidcoteense ‘Hidcote’ (St. John’s Wort)

Recommended Companion Plants

Spiraea japonica ‘Goldflame’ (Japanese Spirea)
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii (Chinese Lantern)
Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill)
Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericaceae
Genus Hypericum
Common names St. John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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