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Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon' (Aaron's beard)

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

Aaron's beard or St. John's wort

A bright new foliage color for shady sites! Golden yellow, oval leaves with reddish edges support 2" gold flowers with pincushion-like center clustered stamens in late spring and early summer. You will hardly notice the flowers in the sea of gold foliage. This plant is most content in cooler areas away from drying winter winds, although once established it is quite tough.

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Hypericum calycinum ' Brigadoon' - 72 per flat $46.80
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Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Golden Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7

Aaron's beard Interesting Notes

Hypericum translates as "above a picture", referring to the fact that in ancient cultures, cuttings from members of the genus were hung above pictures to ward off evil spirits. The calycinum species translates as "with a conspicuous calyx", referring to the portion of the corolla structure that lies beneath the yellow petals. (http://hcs.osu.edu/pocketgardener/description)

Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon' Growing and Maintenance Tips

In our experience, 'Brigadoon' performs best in rich, moist soils and partial shade, and may burn in the full summer sun of zone 7. 'Brigadoon' is stoloniferous and may be propagated by seed, division or terminal cuttings. Prune old wood in late winter to promote new flush of leaf color. Easy to grow and low maintenance. Best used as a groundcover or in mass plantings.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Groundcover
Groundcover
Container
Container
Moist
Moist
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Edging
Moist Shade
Propagation Type
Vegetative