Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ – St. John’s Wort –


Hypericum ‘Hidcote’

deciduous shrub

comes in 2 or 3 gallon pots

H. ‘Hidcote’ – This dense, bushy, evergreen or semi evergreen shrub is probably a cross between H. x cyathiflorum ‘Gold Cup’ and H. calycinum grows 4′ feet tall and 5′ feet wide. It produces lance shaped, dark green leaves, to 2 ½” long. From mid summer to early autumn it bears corymb like cymes of up to 6, sometimes more, large bowl shaped, golden yellow flowers, to 2 ½” across.

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil, the larger species in sun or partial shade, the dwarf species in full sun and in sharply drained soil. Grow H. elodes along the margins of muddy-bottomed pool, in no more than 1″ of water, in dappled shade. Protect small rock garden species from excessive winter moisture, shelter evergreen Hypericums from cold, drying winds.

Zones 6-9