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Blues Festival® St. John's-Wort Hypericum kalmianum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Blues Festival® St. John's-Wort Hypericum kalmianum
Sun 24 - 36

Features

Cool blue foliage for sunny landscapes!

Attractive blue-green leaves contrast with bright yellow sunburst-like flowers in July and August. This deer-resistant little shrub is a very low-maintenance and colorful option for landscaping, especially edging beds and walkways, or as a ground cover. And it's native to North America!

Top three reasons to grow Blues Festival St. John's-wort:

- colorful contrasting flowers and foliage

- loves dry, sunny spots

- Very low-maintenance: rarely needs pruning, never needs deadheading, stays neat and tidy.

Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Attracts: 
Bees
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
24 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Blue
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Blue-green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

Best in moist, well-drained soils. Will tolerate some drought once established. May be trimmed to shape in early spring.

Blues Festival® Hypericum kalmianum 'SMHKBF' USPP 25,795, Can 5,306
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