Ignite™ Scarlet Red Hypericum

Hypericum androsaemum 'Seiball' PP #18,801

An easy-care shrub with eye-catching shiny foliage that is often tinged with red. Vibrant yellow flowers are followed by showy red berries in the fall. This drought tolerant, rust resistant shrub thrives in heat and humidity. Resists grazing by deer. Ideal in borders, foundations or as a container accent. Excellent ground cover under large trees.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreAncient Greek believed hypericum to have magical properties that dispelled evil spirits. It was a common belief that sleeping with a piece of hypericum under your pillow on St. John's Eve would protect one's health during the following year.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Best in well drained soil; widely adaptable to most soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established. Feed with a controlled release fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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