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

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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

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

Positive

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.