Hypericum erectum ‘Gemo’

Hypericum erectum 'Gemo'

Note. picture taken late Autumn

This tightly branched shrub is noted for its long bloom time, beginning in July and continuing until September. The flowers are a rich yellow, small but numerous, and the leaves are willow-like.

Planted in open forest.

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Family: Clusiaceae

Genus: Hypericum

Species: erectum

Cultivar: Gemo

Type: Perennial

Type other: Shrub

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Danger: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color: Bright Yellow

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Soil pH to: 7.6 to 8.0 (alkaline)

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Otherdetails: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Planted: 2008

Updated: 2009

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