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St John's wort

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.3m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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St John's wort Overview

In mid summer to early autumn, cymes of profuse, large, gold-yellow flowers are borne with oval, dark green leaves.

Common problems with St John's wort

How to propagate St John's wort

Cuttings

By softwood cuttings in summer sub-shrubs and shrubs. Seed in autumn, cultivators by softwood cuttings only in summer; perennials may be propagated by seed or division in autumn or spring.

Division

Seed

Other uses of St John's wort

Ground cover, border, fragrance Summer/Autumn interest.