St. Johns Wort, Gold Flower, Tricolor Hypericum 'Tri-color'

Hypericum moseranum

Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum (hy-PER-ee-kum) (Info)
Species: moseranum
Cultivar: Tri-color




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Santa Barbara, California

Ewing, Kentucky

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Beavertown, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 10, 2009, akcrafter from Philadelphia, PA wrote:

This is a hardy and gorgeous groundcover. I use it on the edge of a steep perennial bed where the soil tends to be dry and the sun fairly strong. It is stunning right now (September) with cream, white, red, pink and green leaves. Earlier in mid summer it had bright yellow flowers at the end of the branches. Although a small shrub it spreads out like a fan and looks great with iris and evergreens. I am adding more as it is so appealing. I am told it is not long lived as a perennial, but can be spread with runners. This is year two for me.