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FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John’s Wort

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Hypericum x inodorum ‘Kolmapuki’ – Attractive, golden buttercup flowers are followed by shiny, deep cherry red berries; the dark green foliage has deep burgundy undersides; plant as a specimen, low hedge, or mass in showy drifts; very popular in cut flower arrangements; rust resistant

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Hypericum
Species:
x inodorum
Cultivar:
KOLSAN
Flower Color:
gold
Flower Period:
from early to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
average
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Form:
buttercup

Ornamental Features

FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John's Wort has masses of beautiful gold buttercup flowers at the ends of the branches from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage with burgundy undersides. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. It features an abundance of magnificent cherry red berries from late summer to mid fall. The burgundy stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John's Wort is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John's Wort will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

FloralBerry™ Sangria St. John's Wort makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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