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Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'

Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'
purple St John's wort
Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'

Common name purple St John's wort
Family clusiaceae
Life cycle deciduous shrub (Z5-8)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 2-3'
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

Plum to purplish-green leaves; bright yellow flowers through summer, followed by red berries. In cold winters, the top-growth may die back to the ground, with new growth emerging from the roots. Even if it doesn't, it's good to prune back hard in spring to encourage a flush of new colorful growth. Deer resistant.

purple St John's wort
Foliage goes to its full dark-purple coloration in fall

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: side garden, bogside border, curve garden (back lobe), the lane, rock garden, orchard nursery area

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01/'02 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F with light (75%G, 11-50d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (25+%G, 28-45d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 12-23d)
  4. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (28%G, 21-40d)
  5. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F with light (14%G, 27-43d)
  6. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F with light (no G, 8w)
  7. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F with light (55%G, 17-30d)
  8. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F with light (36%G, 18-45d)
  9. Seed from '12 garden. Baggy 70F with light (33+%G, 9-17d)
  10. Seed from '12 garden. Baggy 70F with light (15%G, 15-60d)
  11. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (41%G, 12-20d)

Long-viable seed. Somewhat finnicky as seedlings.

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