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hypericum koutschense

i've been given a plant bought at a local charity plant sale and it is labled "Hypericum Koutschense" it's about 8cm high at the moment with leaves turning from green to red hues.   I've been unable to find any info on this plant and I just don't know if it is a small shrub or a large hedge type of hypericum.  I have a small garden so it is important to know. The plant sale was held in a church hall so I will not be able to find who donated it for sale. Can anyone help please/ thanks
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    edited October 2021
    Most Hypericums can be pruned to keep them small so it's unlikely to be a major problem  :)

    RHS info here
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/9013/hypericum-kouytchense/details

    should have said - as it's basically just a tiny cutting, keep it potted, and plant in spring if it has a good enough root system   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Hypericum kouytchense is listed as a good name. Described as a small semi-evergreen shrub with ovate leaves. Flowers golden yellow, to 6cm in width, with long stamens, followed by attractive reddish capsules in autumn. Also called H. Sungold
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,379
    You're very lucky to have it... I have Hypericum moserianum which is equally good but  more tender..

    .. with yours, you can hard prune in Spring, so there's no need to let it get too big for your situation.. the pods and autumn foliage are rather nice too...  

    ..consider growing it with late blue Asters, or crimson roses like 'Munstead Wood'..
  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    I have 3 variants.  I have a question on this one in the picture below please.  My bees love the other variants, but the spikes in this one has them crawling around trying to get to the nectar in the middle.  Can they get to the nectar at all?  I have been thinking of doing my McGyvering thing and going around clipping a few of the middle spikes so that they can get to the nectar.


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    And another picture from Google images, do you actually have plants in your garden? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    edited October 2021
    I took it from google as it is easier.  I have posted plenty of snapped ones.  These ones are flowering right now in my garden.  It is windy outside.

    Answering the question would be the right thing to do instead of lying in and waiting to find a fault and make up a "Gotcha" antagonism with fake insinuations.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    Which fake insinuations would that be then? 
    You've used someone else photo under your name. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    edited October 2021
    > You've used someone else photo under your name. 

    I did not say the photo was mine.  I just posted the plant to get an answer because it is windy outside to go out and take a snap.  The flowers are the same.  Let someone answer the question and stop your attack.

    Many have posted pictures from the web.  There are no rules here in the forum saying how to post pictures or anybody having to prove anything about one's garden to a trolling attacker like you -- about having to go out in the windy rain to prove anything about one's garden.  You are making the fake made up accusation, slander, and defamation that I don't have anything in my garden!

    Real people are just honest and just want to post her problem and get answers.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Bees don't have any problem accessing hypericum flowers. There are many, many types and sizes of bees in a garden with suitable planting, so it would never be a problem, unless there was a serious dearth of insects. 
    Double flowers can be problematic for some, which is why they often aren't as good for pollinators, but bees aren't the only pollinators either. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    edited October 2021
    Two of my Hypercums for the slandering trolls.  At least now stop this.  There are others, some that have finished flowering from early spring.


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