• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

St John's wort 'Hidcote'

St John's wort 'Hidcote'

© � RHS 1998

  • Other common names St John's wort 'Hidcote'

  • Synonyms Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote'
    Hypericum 'Hidcote Gold'

  • Genus Hypericum can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees, evergreen or deciduous, with usually paired leaves and showy yellow flowers with prominent stamens, followed by capsules, occasionally berry-like

  • Family Hypericaceae / Hypericaceae

  • Species 'Hidcote' is a small bushy semi-evergreen shrub with narrowly ovate leaves. Flowers saucer-shaped, to 7.5cm in width, bright yellow with orange anthers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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