• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer, followed by berries in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-PER-i-kum in-oh-DOR-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Summer, followed by berries in fall.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Sedum (Sedum); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Widely adaptable to most well-drained soils; does not tolerate soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates some dry shade when established. Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring and periodically through the growing season. Prune lightly in late winter to shape.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This series of hypericum was bred for the cut flower industry with showy, consistently colored berries on rust resistant, well branched plants for the garden, or as cut stems for home decorating.