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HYPERICUM x hidcoteense 'Hidcote'
Commonly known as St. John's wort
Medium bushy form, flowers yellow
Good to know - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
Pests & Diseases - susceptible to rust.
Place of Origin - possibly a hybrid of H. cyathiflorum 'Gold Cup' and the wild H. calycinum. 'Hidcote' from the manor in Glos., UK
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
Evergreen - to semi evergreen. Lance-shaped, dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, bushy shrub. Cymes of 6 or more flowers to 6cm (2½in) across.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour - Yellow - golden yellow.
Flower Shape - Cup-shaped
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.