About Hypericum moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (Tricolor St. John’s Wort)
This deciduous shrub is known as Hypericum moserianum ‘Tricolor’. Its multicolored foliage is edged in cream and pink with green centers. Its lanceolate shaped leaves are 2 inches long and are accompanied by yellow flowers during the summer months. Its flowers are cup shaped up to 2″ wide and can be cut for table arrangements. This colorful shrub reaches an average landscape size of 1-2′ tall by 1.5-3′ wide and as a moderate grower, grows up to 3-6″ per year.
This plant is commonly known as Tricolor St. John’s Wort.
Planting and care instruction
Plant Tricolor St. John’s Wort in an area that receives full to partial sun exposure. In areas with hot summer climates, this plant does particularly well in partial shade. Plant using well-draining soil and water regularly after planting to help encourage the growth of a healthy root system. Once established, water weekly except during periods of extreme heat where more watering will be necessary. Before new growth in the spring, prune back branches and use a general fertilizer to encourage growth for the new growing season.
Landscape design ideas
This shrub’s compact size makes it ideal when planted in containers framing a doorway or patio. It looks nice planted in multiples as a border to a pathway or sidewalk. And for those that like fresh cut flowers, this shrub is an obvious choice.