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Hypericum 'Blue Velvet'

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Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum (hy-PER-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Velvet
Additional cultivar information: (aka Cfflpc-1)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive abetterpilot On Feb 2, 2010, abetterpilot from Louisville, KY wrote:

I have 5 Dark Knight spirea in a bed and bought 3 'Blue Velvet' (Hypericum) for the foreground and WOW! I was looking for something that might replace the normal yellow Marigolds in front of the spirea nothing I have ever planted gets the comments that this combo of shrubs gets.

Regional...

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

Hunters Hollow, Kentucky
Lexington, Virginia



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