Golden Rule® St. John's Wort

Hypericum calycinum 'NCHCI' PP #25,941

This ground-covering shrub is ideal for adding sunny color to a semi-shaded spot. Colorful orange new growth matures to bright yellow foliage that retains its color. Cheerful yellow flowers add to the appeal. Spreads more gently than other varieties.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs, once established.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 12-18 in. tall, spreading 12-24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeBright yellow flowers, early to late summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Low water needs, once established.

Best in well drained soils, widely adaptable. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer. Trim to shape once or twice per season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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