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PlantFiles: Saint John's Wort, Aaron's Beard
Hypericum calycinum 'Brigadoon'

Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum (hy-PER-ee-kum) (Info)
Species: calycinum (ka-LEE-kin-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Brigadoon

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive alzone7 On Jul 1, 2013, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

Love this plant. Makes a wonderful, low-growing groundcover that's bright and cheerful all year round in our Zone 7 garden. So far it has coexisted peacefully with shrubs and monarda and makes a beautiful foreground for the red flowers and green foliage.

Positive g1as5hous3 On Jun 7, 2012, g1as5hous3 from Canton, GA wrote:

I got a small Saint John's Wort 'Brigadoon' at a local gardeners' club sale a few weeks ago. I potted it in a large pot, and while I haven't noticed that it has grown much since I have gotten it, it does look nice. I have seen a few dead leaves on it, but as it is a vibrant light green other than that, I am not concerned.

Positive sladeofsky On Nov 18, 2006, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Once cold weather hits the color deepens to a very rich gold.

Positive rcn48 On Nov 19, 2005, rcn48 from Lexington, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

An exceptional plant with brilliant gold foliage for use as a groundcover. A pink cast to the new growth adds even more interest. Wonderful planted at the base of dark foliage plants with an upright habit for contrast. Also can be used in containers for a cascading effect.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Canton, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Fallston, Maryland
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Burlington, North Carolina
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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