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Hypericum x moserianum Tricolor

St. Johnu2019s Wort

Yellow flowers and unusual green, pink and cream foliage

You’ll notice the yellow flowers of “Tricolour” from a distance. It is unique in that the leaves, while predominantly green also have shades of cream and pink - hence the name Tricolour. A semi-green bushy plant that blooms between July and September.

Where?

The plant grows well in full sun or partial shade, and in well-drained but moist soil.

How?

A fairly hardy plant, the “Tricolour” is low maintenance. Nevertheless, late spring pruning is essential to keep it in shape and encourage good flowering.

The plant is found in countries like Africa. This plant is very disease resistant.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Autumn, Spring, Summer
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, 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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September