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Hypericum x moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (St. John’s Wort)

St. John's Wort 'Tricolor', Hypericum × moserianum 'Variegatum'

Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor', St. John's Wort 'Tricolor', Evergreen Shrub, yellow flowers, Variegated foliage, Variegated shrub, Hypericum, St John's Wort

A popular cultivar, Hypericum x moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (St. John’s Wort) is a small, spreading, semi-evergreen shrub boasting a ravishing variegated foliage. Its red arching stems are clothed in ovate, green, pink, and cream leaves. When not in bloom, this shrub is a pleasure thanks to its brightly colored foliage. Blooming from mid-summer to early fall, showy cup-shaped, golden-yellow flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with a prominent tuft of golden stamens are on display, adding even more color. This deer-resistant little shrub is perfect for borders or rock gardens.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-36 in. wide (45-90 cm) in cool climates but can reach 3 ft. in height and spread (90 cm) in warmer climates.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils but thrives on sandy soils in full sun. Protect from cold, drying winds.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Perfect as a specimen or massed in borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, or containers.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
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 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 18" - 36"
(50cm - 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 Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, 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 androsaemum (Sweet Amber)
Hypericum kalmianum Cobalt-n-Gold™ (Kalm St. John’s Wort)
Hypericum x hidcoteense ‘Hidcote’ (St. John’s Wort)
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
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
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 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 3'
(30cm - 90cm)
Spacing 18" - 36"
(50cm - 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 Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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