Hypericum calycinum Golden Rule®

St. John's Wort, Aaron's Beard

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: HYGR

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Bright color for the shade, this top-notch sub-shrub is an excellent groundcover for tough landscape challenges. Competes well with shallow tree roots and is a great bank stabilizer. Colorful foliage with orange new growth matures to cheery yellow. Yellow 2” flowers in summer.

H. Golden Rule® prefers to be planted in a shaded location out of the hot afternoon sun. Its dense spreading habit tends to be left alone by deer.


Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 12-18"
Spacing: Plant 1-2' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady
Zones: 6-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: #25,941
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Groundcovers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Hypericum General Information

Hypericums spread fairly fast by underground stems. Good for bank stabilization. Excels even in poor soil forming a thick lush carpet. Evergreen in warmer climates.

Hypericum Plant Care

Not as aggressive as green-leafed varieties, but will benefit from a trimming 1-2 times per year. Mow or shear plants in late winter or early spring to help new growth. Benefits from partial shade and moister conditions in southern gardens. Will benefit from division every 2-3 years in spring or fall.