Hypericum Hidcote description:
Extra large yellow flowers in late spring and on into the summer.
Good for the back of a border or for screening sheds, walls or fences, because it is semi evergreen and doesn’t end up totally bare.
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Common name: St. John’s wort Hidcote.
Also known as: Hypericum × hidcoteense Hidcote or Hypericum patulum Hidcote.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Shrubs do cover the ground, but they are not a ‘ground cover plant’ because they add height and structure to a garden.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 150 cm.
Spread 150 cm.
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