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Hypericum patulum - Thunb.

Common Name Goldencup St. Johnswort
Family Hypericaceae
USDA hardiness 6-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady ravines, sometimes on rocks[158]. Open hillsides, 1500 - 2400 metres in the Himalayas[146].
Range E. Asia - W. China, Japan, Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort


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Hypericum patulum Goldencup St. Johnswort
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Summary

Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Rounded.


Physical Characteristics

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Hypericum patulum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Sep to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Aromatic;  Stimulant.

The seeds are aromatic and stimulant[240].

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge;  Wood.

Plants are sometimes grown as a hedge[146]. Wood - close grained, moderately hard[146].

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Container, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden. Easily grown in any reasonably good well-drained but moisture retentive soil[1]. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade but flowers better in a sunny position[200]. This species is only hardy to about -5°c but plants can resprout from the base if they are cut back by cold[184]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Attractive flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 10°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring[200]. Cuttings of mature wood, 12 - 17cm with a heel, October/November in a sheltered position outdoors. Plants root by the spring. Good percentage[78].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Readers comment

Prof Ravishankar rai   Fri Jun 15 2007

Dear Sir, We have been working on conserbvation of diiferenr species of Hypericum through in bvitro methods. We are intterested to collect all the species of Hypericum available in India. We are interested to coolect the seeds of H patulum for our research work. Kindly give few addresses to contact who are working on these species. Prof Ravishankar Rai Co Ordinator DOS in Botany Unioversity of Mysort Mysore India

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