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Hypericum inodorum Magical Beauty Kolmbeau

St. Johnu2019s Wort

Unusual yellow flowers with long stamens followed by bright pink berries

This summer flowering plant has the double benefit of producing decorative berries in the autumn also. The intensity of its fruit’s colour vary with the season and weather conditions.


This plant makes for an attractive specimen plant when planted in beds and borders. Its berries are also frequently used in floral arrangements.


The plant is best grown in moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

This plant is widely available in healthcare stores as a natural herbal remedy for depression.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering May - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 70 cm - 90 cm
Plant width 70 cm - 90 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes, Gravel garden

Typically available

From April to September