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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Hypericum androsaemum.

Material uses

A good ground cover plant[1]. Although it is clump forming rather than spreading it increases freely by self-sowing[2][3]. Plants are best spaced about 90cm apart each way[1].
There are no material uses listed for Hypericum androsaemum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves are diuretic, stomachic and vulnerary[4][2]. They have antiseptic properties and have been used to cover open wounds[5].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring[3]

Careful division of old suckering shrubs in the dormant season.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in any reasonably good well-drained but moisture retentive soil[6]. Tolerates a wide range of pH[2]. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade[6] but flowers better in a sunny position[3]. Succeeds in dry shade and is drought tolerant when established[7].

Hardy to about -20°c, but if cut back by cold weather plants can resprout from the base[8]. Plants often self-sow freely[1]. A number of named forms have been developed for their ornamental value[9]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[3].

The leaves are covered in pellucid dots which, when touched, release a resinous smell somewhat like goats[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Hypericum androsaemum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Hypericum androsaemum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Hypericum androsaemum
Genus
Hypericum
Family
Hypericaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
  • Strong wind
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
1 x 1 meters
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Beckett. G. and K. Planting Native Trees and Shrubs. Jarrold (1979-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)
  6. ? 6.06.1 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  7. ? Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (1982-00-00)
  8. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  9. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  10. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)

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