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Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor'

St. Johnswort

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Hypericum x moseranum ‘Tricolor’ (ex: Carole Williamson) – sports eye catching variegated leaves in cream, green and rosy pink topped with small yellow flowers in summer. It’s a small shrubby form that’s a bit tender. We’ve been able to get it through in the micro-climate of our south facing foundation border but lost it in an arctic cold snap that suddenly was bestowed upon us without the benefit of snow cover. We’ll replant! And in that vein for gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised.


 


Height:

12-18 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Colors:

Deep Yellow

Zone:

(6b)7 to 8
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Item Description Price  
HYPTRICO Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor' (5 inch Square x 6 Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $18.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Hypericum x moseranum 'Tricolor'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Foundation
  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Potted Plant
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Average
  • Draining
  • Adaptable

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Hypericum

Common Name: St. Johnswort

St. Johnswort is easy, tough and dependable – they should be planted more! All have attractive sunny golden-yellow flowers, appreciate siting in full sun and planted in any decent garden soil that drains well, sandy soils are fine. They are untroubled in the north but apparently, according to Michael Dirr, they can be plagued farther south – where the cutoff is we do not know; we’re guessing the warm end of USDA zone 7. They are relatively underutilized and worthy of consideration if you live in a climate in which they will make you smile. All of the following offerings are cutting grown.