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Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'

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Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Hypericum (hy-PER-ee-kum) (Info)
Species: androsaemum (an-dro-SEE-mum) (Info)
Cultivar: Albury Purple

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous
Blue-Green
Burgundy

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive fel On Jul 12, 2012, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a terrific all year long plant. Beautiful purple tinged foliage, yellow flowers, reddish berries that slowly turn dark, politely reseeds but not aggressive. I have some in planters as well as scattered in the garden.

Positive stormyla On Jun 21, 2008, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Grows well and flowers in shade. very dependable early summer blooms and mid summer foliage coloration is wonderful.

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

Discovered on the grounds of Albury Park, a stately home in Surry, England.

Regional...

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

Ladonia, Alabama
Saint Joseph, Illinois
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Penn Wynne, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia



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