Summer shimmer – Hypericum olympicum f. uniflorum

Little plants series II

A post from the Little plants series while I’ll be out and about for a couple of weeks. This dwarf St. John’s wort, Hypericum olympicum f. uniflorum embodies perfectly the heat and blazing sunrays of the summer. Although not employed medicinally like its cousin Hypericum perforatum, it delivers some equally important therapy for the soul & eyes.

Great at the edge of full sun borders, container garden, front of the rockery or even a big trough. Super hardy and easy from seed (very fine seedlings that need just a bit of extra care).

Hypericum olympicum f. uniflorum

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    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Mine is in a container now, but I have seen in garden situations here and it is not on our ‘invasive’ list. Maybe in warmer areas it seeds around too much and all the seedlings survive?

        • diversifolius
          diversifolius says:

          I’m afraid we are talking about different things/species. The Hypericum with a bad rep is H. calycinum & cultivars (I had ‘Brigadoon’ for a while). H. olympicum is a dwarf but not a groundcover type, doesn’t produce runners and is not an easily found plant. It stays in a clump and has delicate stems with small bluish-green leaves – I shall take an overall photo.

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thanks, the huge flowers (comparing with its stature) are so bright! It’s in the same container with the little blue Aquilegia – there should be seeds of little plants for everyone :) I got them through Seedex and I like to give back.

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