Monday, October 18, 2010

Fab, Fab, Fall Foliage: Hypericum kalmianum Ames (Dwarf St. John's Wort)

What is more fabulous... the delicate leaves of the dwarf Hypericum changing colors in a splendid gradation from green to peach to red or the dried seed pods adding even more fall interest to this compact shrub?

Ames is one of the hardiest of all the St. John's Wort varieties. Our grower says he has had reliable success even in Zone 4! This variety also gets big, bright yellow flowers July through August. Prefers full sun, and can take it a little bit wet. (We also noticed this year that it held up well even in very dry conditions too.)

Mature size: 3' tall by 3' wide. (So fab!)