St. John's Wort
Hypericum 'Blue Velvet'

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

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

Regional

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

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Lexington, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 29, 2015, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I like this plant a lot, though I've only had it in a pot (for two months) so far. The leaves live up to the 'Blue Velvet' name. They're not truly blue, like some succulent leaves, but have a nice bluish-green glow. The shrub overall has a nice gnarled, "automatic bonsai" look to it.

Positive

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.