Albury Purple St. Johnswort

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The Most Colorful Combo - Albury Purple St. Johns Wort!

  • Sunny Yellow Flowers
  • Reddish-Purple & Deep-Green Foliage
  • Super Low Maintenance
  • Hardy American Native
  • Winter Interest
  • Unique Red Seed Pods Mature Black
  • Eclectic Bouquet Addition!
  • Spreading & Naturalizing Erosion Control
  • Mid-Sized Dense Shrub
  • Beneficial to Early Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant & Drought Tolerance!

Add a designer's touch to your garden!

Bright yellow blooms with golden sparks shooting from the centers, plus brooding, reddish-purple foliage and red to black berries! That's what Albury Purple St. Johns Wort (Hypericum x inodorum 'Albury Purple') brings to your landscape!

Smothered in gleaming blooms that burst onto the scene in mid-summer, this flowers long after many shrubs have lapsed from the heat! Also known as Hypericum, these shrubby and tightly-branched shrubs feature purplish-red blushed, green leaves and stems.

In warmer growing zones, Albery may be semi or fully evergreen! The dense and mounded deciduous shrubs features fall color and exfoliating bark throughout autumn and winter.

The real stars of the show are the seed pods that appear in late summer and provide winter interest. Reddish-purple and glossy, they are incredible for floral design or winter interest. Turning near black when mature!

Don't let the cheery flowers and unique foliage fool you, this plant is a tough native, able to form handsome colonies!

How to Use Albury Purple St. Johns Wort In The Landscape

If you have a wooded edge, or want that feel to your landscape, Albury Purple bridges the transition between the yard and the woods, taming the wildness and filling an area with color!

Don't worry about those out-of-the-way areas attracting deer, those uninvited guests will usually leave this plant alone!

Loving full sun as well, Albury Purple brings a unique brooding color to a formal planting bed as well as informal plantings, sunny country borders, mixed-shrub borders, and informal hedges. An excellent choice for low screens and privacy!

Your cutting garden is a natural place for these intriguing plants, and every florist will be familiar with the botanical name 'Hypericum'. Incredible winter interest, they also fill out your tablescapes amazingly.

The unique seed pods are glossy reddish-purple and turn black, making for eccentric additions to your floral bouquets! Or, leave them to their own devices in the landscape for wonderful winter interest!

The spreading, suckering nature of these plants makes them perfect for erosion control, for steep slopes, and en masse where they can really shine.

#ProPlantTips For Care

An easy to grow American native, Albury Purple St. Johns Wort thrives in warmer zones and cooler zones alike. It can be a deciduous shrub during the cold or may even die back to the ground in harsh winters.

Loving the full sun, they also thrive in part shade and dappled sun. Hypericum doesn't have much preference on soil type, they do prefer rich, sandy loams. Just be sure to provide well-drained soils since Albury won't tolerate wet feet!

A generous layer of mulch retains moisture and insulates the root system from heat and winter's chill. Prune while dormant to control the size and shape.

Tough, hardy, and native, plus all the features that make for an outstanding flowering shrub, Hypericum practically takes care of itself! Buy your Albury Purple St. Johns Wort from Nature Hills today and work smarter, not harder!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Albury Purple St. Johnswort Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hypericum x 'Albury Purple'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
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