Hypericum Calycinum

Hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum calycinum has rich green foliage and a succession of golden yellow star shaped flowers, this low growing Hypericum makes super ground cover colonising the most difficult and dry sites once established.

Hypericum Calycinum

  • in 1.5 litre pots

  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Hypericum Calycinum is a low growing evergreen shrub often going by the name of the Rose of Sharon, a name used for varying plants in different parts of the world with very little reference to an actual rose. The name Sharon is taken from the Plain of Sharon in Israel and is referenced for the first time in English in the early 17th century in the King James Bible, however none of the plants with the name appear to have originated in the Levant let alone be mentioned as such in the Bible. Hypericum Calycinum grows profusely in the Strandja mountains along the Bulgarian and Turkish Black Sea coast as well as southwest Asia. As an evergreen, woody shrub it can provide perfect ground cover carpeting difficult, dry and shady areas of the garden. The dark green foliage contrasts superbly with the large star shaped golden yellow flowers that appear in succession throughout the summer and autumn.

Shady banks and around larger shrubs and trees are perfect sites for growing Hypericum Calycinum as once established it will quite easily colonise shady, dry and difficult areas and will tolerate most reasonable, well-drained soil growing to about 30cm. It can be trimmed back in spring to encourage new foliage and more extensive flowering.

As pot grown plants, Hypericum Calycinum can be planted out in these difficult areas any time of year and should establish easily if ground preparation is done well, as the roots will not be disturbed.

When it comes to planting distance, the choice is completely up to you, but as a guide we would suggest planting four plants per square metre. Six plants per square metre will provide a quicker and better coverage, and nine to twelve plants per square metre will provide you with a weed suppressing carpet extremely quickly.

These versatile plants need little maintenance once established, they may need an occasional trim back to keep them tidy which can be done with secateurs, shears or a hedge trimmer.

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