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

St. John's Wort 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Kolmawhi'

Hypericum x inodorum 'Magical White', St. John's Wort 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Kolmawhi', yellow flowers, White Berries
Hypericum x inodorum 'Magical White', St. John's Wort 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Magical White', Hypericum 'Kolmawhi', yellow flowers, White Berries

Hypericum x inodorum ‘Magical White’ (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, luminous white berries in the fall. Aromatic when crushed, the attractive foliage of ovate, dark 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 (60-90 cm) and 3 ft. wide (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. Perfect resistance to rust. 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
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (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, Yellow Shrub, yellow flowers
Hypericum ascyron, Great St. John's Wort, Giant St. John's Wort, Hypericum pyramidatum, Yellow Shrub, yellow flowers
Hypericum prolificum, Shrubby St. John's-wort, Hypericum spathulatum, Yellow Shrub, yellow flowers
Hypericum Kalmianum Cobalt-n-Gold™, Kalm St. John's Wort Cobalt-n-Gold™, Evergreen Shrub, yellow flowers, Hypericum, St John's Wort, Blue Foliage, Yellow Flowers,
Hypericum x hidcoteense 'Hidcote', St. John's Wort 'Hidcote', Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote', Hypericum 'Hidcote', Hypericum 'Hidcote Gold', Evergreen Shrub, yellow flowers, Hypericum, St John's Wort
Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst', St. John's Wort 'Sunburst', Evergreen Shrub, yellow flowers, Hypericum, St John's Wort

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Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame', Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame', Japanese Spiraea 'Goldflame', Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame', Goldflame Spiraea, Goldflame Japanese Spiraea, Yellow Spiraea, Pink Flowers
Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii, Chinese Lantern, Strawberry Ground Cherry, Cape Gooseberry, Winter Cherry, Physalis franchetii, Orange Fruit, Fall Fruit
Geranium Sanguineum, Bloody Cranesbill, Bloody Geranium, Hardy Geranium, Purple Geranium, Purple FlowersAward General
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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericaceae
Genus Hypericum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (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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