Hypericum Buttercup

Posted : admin On 1/3/2022

Description: Bright yellow buttercups with bushy stamens rise from large oval leaves that are bluish-green and tinged with rich purple, foliage is scented when crushed; rich red berries fade to black in fall; widely adaptable but thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Ornamental Features. Hypericum / ˌ h aɪ ˈ p iː r ɪ k əm / is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hypericaceae (formerly considered a subfamily of Clusiaceae). The genus has a nearly worldwide distribution, missing only from tropical lowlands, deserts and polar regions. Many Hypericum species are regarded as invasive species and noxious weeds.

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First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort

Hypericum x inodorum 'Kolmapuki'

Hypericum kalmianum. Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. This shrub’s blue-green foliage is the perfect backdrop for its bright yellow flowers. You’ll enjoy the buzz of visiting bees and, for those in more mild climates, the evergreen foliage. For a more compact cultivar with fine foliage, try out the Gemo. Description: Beautiful yellow buttercup flowers are followed by stunning glossy yellow berries that mature to salmon; dazzling fruit is the main attraction, these are very popular in cut flower arrangements; shows rust resistance. Ornamental Features. Hypearls Olivia St. John's Wort has masses of beautiful yellow buttercup flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer, which are most. Hypericum densiflorum is a great summer blooming shrub with beautiful finely-textured foliage during the growing season. A profusion of bright yellow flowers appear in summer and are effective for a couple of weeks. In autumn the delicate foliage of bushy St. John’s wort becomes a golden yellow. Additionally, smooth, bronze bark becomes visible as the shrub grows to its mature height of 6’.

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort fruit

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First Editions Pumpkin Hypericum Flowers and Fruit

First Editions Pumpkin Hypericum Flowers and Fruit

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First Editions Pumpkin Hypericum Fruit

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Height: 3 feet

Hypericum

Hypericum Densiflorum Buttercup

Spread: 3 feet

Sunlight:

Hardiness Zone: 4b

Group/Class: First Editions Series

Description:

Beautiful yellow buttercup flowers are followed by glowing orange berries; dazzling fruit is the main attraction, these are very popular in cut flower arrangements; shows rust resistance

Ornamental Features

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort has masses of beautiful yellow buttercup flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

First Editions Pumpkin St. John's Wort makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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Blue Velvet St. John's Wort

Hypericum 'Blue Velvet'

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort flowers

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Height: 24 inches

Spread: 18 inches

Sunlight:

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Description:

Lovely silvery blue-green foliage is fragrant and fine textured with bright yellow buttercup flowers held over top in summer; bright red berries are an added bonus in fall; use this as a small color accent in the garden

Hypericum Frondosum 'buttercup'

Ornamental Features

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort has masses of beautiful yellow buttercup flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The fragrant narrow leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. It produces red berries from late summer to mid fall.

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Landscape Attributes

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hypericum Buttercup Tree

Blue Velvet St. John's Wort makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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