Sweet Amber, Tutsan, St. John's Wort
Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple'

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

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

Regional

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

Phenix City, Alabama

Saint Joseph, Illinois

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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

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

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