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Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’
Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’
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Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’

Purple St. John’s-Wort

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.280.010

This is a beautiful dusky-purple leaved selection of a semi-evergreen, bushy species. Plants have an upright habit, bearing contrasting yellow flowers in mid-summer followed by ornamental clusters of berries that change from pink to red to black. Excellent in cut bouquets. Beautiful autumn effect. Cut back to 8 inches in spring, since the best leaf colour is displayed on new growth. A wonderful contrast plant for containers and tubs, worth growing even where not hardy. A winter mulch is recommended in Zones 5 and 6.

Further details for
Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   70-90 cm
   27-35 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate