Albury Purple St. Johns Wort

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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. John's Wort (Hypericum androsaemum 'Albury Purple') brings to your landscape!

Smothered in gleaming blooms that burst onto the scene in mid-summer, these 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.

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

Planting and Application:

Loving full sun gardens, 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! 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!

The spreading, suckering nature of these plants makes them perfect for erosion control, filling hard-to-mow steep slopes with vibrant color, and en masse where they can really shine. But they are easily kept as tidy accents and won't jump their borders when monitored.

Your cutting garden is a natural place for these intriguing plants, and every florist will be familiar with the botanical name 'Hypericum'. If you don't snip all the seedpods, these lovely 'hips' add incredible winter interest! 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!

Don't worry about those out-of-the-way areas attracting deer - those uninvited guests will usually leave this plant alone! But butterflies, bees, and native pollinators rush to sip nectar and feast on pollen from these radiant buttercup-like blooms!

  • Sunshine Yellow Starry Flowers
  • Reddish-Purple & Deep-Green Foliage
  • Green Fruits Turn Red & Mature Black & Winter Interest
  • Eclectic Bouquet Addition & Beneficial to Early Pollinators
  • Mid-Sized Dense Shrub
  • Spreading & Naturalizing, Borders & Backdrops, Erosion & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Loving the full sun, Hypericum doesn't have much preference for soil type, though they prefer rich, sandy loams. Just be sure to provide well-drained soils since Hypericum cannot tolerate wet feet! Apply a generous 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to retain moisture and insulate the root system from heat and winter's chill. Prune while dormant to control the size and shape. Drought and rust-resistant, these easy-growing plants are low-maintenance.

This hardy cultivar of the American native is super easy-care! White Hypericum thrives in warm climates without any care at all. In colder growing zones, these act as deciduous shrubs, and may even die back to the ground during harsh winter months. Though it will come back strong and true each spring.

  • Full Sun
  • Vigorous Growing Deciduous Flowering Shrub
  • Needs Well-Drained Soil & Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deer Resistant & Drought Tolerance!
  • Super Low Maintenance
  • Prune When Dormant

Highly adaptable and easy to grow, plus all the features that make for an outstanding flowering shrub, Hypericum practically takes care of itself! Buy your Albury Purple St. John's 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
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. Johns Wort 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 Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Reddish/Purple Tinge
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant
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