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Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon' (Aaron's beard, St. John's wort)

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of North Creek Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon' hy-PARE-ih-kum kal-ISS-in-um Common Name: Aaron's beard, St. John's wort 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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