Tricolor St. John's Wort

Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor'

Dazzling green leaves edged in cream and pink combined with bright yellow flowers create a striking shrub for mass plantings and woodland gardens. Evergreen in warm climates; dies to ground in cold winters.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationhi-PER-i-kum mo-ser-A-num
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 12 to 30 in. tall and 18 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in a wide range of well-drained soils. Takes light shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shear back to 6 inches and feed with an all-general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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