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One of the best hypericums for ground cover, even on dry shaded banks, Rose of Sharon is a Bulgarian species which is easily naturalised in difficult sites and may eventually need control by chopping around plants with a spade to halt the creeping stems. It is a valuable and robust shrub with all-year interest and a long season of bloom, the large bright yellow star-shaped flowers with prominent red-tipped anthers making a sunny display for 4 months. Annually cutting stems to the ground reduces the risk of rust and improves flowering.
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to November
Time to divide plants: September to May
I have a dry shady bank between the side of the house which faces north west and a large shrubbery,therefor gets only late afternoon sun. I thought I would plant some Hypericum 'Rose of Sharon' as I can't think of many plants which would give a show for most of the summer in that situation. The weeds seem to flourish there very well but hopefully this Hypericum will give them a hard time!
At last! I now know what that large shrub is in the garden. Hypericum calycinum. I've not seen it mentioned anywhere that bees go mad for the flowers so it's an important shrub for them. Also the leaves have a most refreshing scent when lightly squeezed. The seed heads are interesting too.
I didn't know it needed pruning to the ground though.
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