Hypericum kouytchense
Common name: 
Kouytchense Hypericum
Large-flowered St. John's Wort
Pronunciation: 
hi-PER-i-kum
Family: 
Hypericaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Hypericum 'Sungold'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Semi-evergreen shrub, rounded, bushy, 3 ft (0.9 m) × 5 ft (1.5 m), arching shoots.  Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic to ovate, 6 cm long, bluish green above, paler below.  As many as 11 flowers per clusters, each golden-yellow, about 6 cm across, flattish, long showy styles and many stamens, partially reflexed petals.  Fruit bright red berries (capules) with star-like calyxes.
  • Sun and part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to China.  Reportedly an invasive weed in Hawaii.
  • Some authorities,  including the Royal Horticultural Society,  consider H. ‘Sungold’ to be synonymous with this species.
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