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Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum calycinum
creeping St. John's wort

Common name creeping St. John's wort
Family clusiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (July)
Size 12-18"
Light full sun
Cultural notes not fussy

Bright yellow summer flowers on a low-growing plant. In warmer climates, the foliage is evergreen, but for us the mid-green, slightly glossy leaves regrow from the roots every year. This plant wants to wander around by its roots - we plant it in a bottomless tub to contain it, which has worked just fine for a good number of years now. This tendency also makes it suitable as a ground cover; I may give it a try underneath one of our front-yard trees sometime. Overall, a robust, low-maintenance perennial.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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