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Aaron’s beard

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

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‘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 CharacteristicsBrilliant golden foliage; compact habit; shade-tolerant.

CareGrow in full sun or part shade and just about any soil that isn't too wet. Prune the old wood in late winter.


  • Genus : Hypericum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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