Aaron's beard

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of North Creek Nurseries
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Aaron's beard (Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon')
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Genus:  Hypericum
'Brigadoon' is a new St. John's wort with brilliant chartreuse-yellow foliage that looks great next to dark-foliaged plants. It grows 12 to 16 inches tall and spreads quickly to about 2 feet wide, making it an excellent groundcover when planted in groups. In the sun, the small, oval leaves turn a dazzling orange-gold. The fuzzy, rather inconspicuous yellow flowers appear in midsummer. 'Brigadoon' tolerates heat, most any type of well-drained soil, and shade.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Brilliant golden foliage; compact habit; shade-tolerant.
Care:  Grow in full sun or part shade and just about any soil that isn't too wet. Prune the old wood in late winter.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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