Hypericum patulum

Goldencup St. Johnswort

  • Hypericum patulum

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Growing Info

Scarification: soak in warm water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days at 64 to 72 degrees F, then cold stratify for 4 - 6 weeks at 32 to 39 degrees F.
Germination: This is a cold germinator. , Just cover seed with soil , Most effective initial temps. after stratification are 41 to 54 degrees F., gradually increase temp. to 68 F., keep seed moist (not wet). Keep seedlings cooler (50F.) Transplant 4 to 8 weeks.

Introducing Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort - a stunning evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves and vibrant golden-yellow flowers. This beautiful plant is native to China and Japan and is perfect for adding some color and texture to your garden. The bowl-shaped flowers bloom in July and make a beautiful addition to any landscape.

Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort can also be grown as a hedge, adding some privacy and natural beauty to your outdoor space. The wood of this plant is close-grained and moderately hard, making it a great option for small garden projects.

Growing to a height of 0.3-1.5 meters, this bushy shrub features spreading branches, sometimes weakly frondose. The leaves are thickly papery and abaxially rather glaucous, with main lateral veins 3-paired and tertiary reticulation scarcely visible. The inflorescence is flat-topped and 1-15-flowered, with each flower being 2.5-4 cm in diameter and deeply cupped.

Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort is typically found in open forests and thickets, cliffs, roadsides, and can grow in elevations of 300-2400 m. Originally native in N Guizhou, Sichuan, it can now be found cultivated widely in gardens and naturalized in Japan, India, South Africa, and elsewhere.

Overall, Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort is a fantastic choice for any garden or landscaping project. Whether grown as a hedge or as a stand-alone shrub, its striking golden-yellow flowers and glossy green leaves are sure to make a statement in any outdoor space.

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