BLUES FESTIVAL® St. John’s-Wort

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3' Width/Spread: 2-3'

A very adaptable, durable species, H. kalianum will tolerate most conditions including dry soils, poorly-drained soils, and compacted ones. Blues Festival™ was selected for its rich blue-green foliage, long bloom time, and compact habit. A good native plant that is adored by bees, it flowers in July and August. It is a real workhorse for landscapes.


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Light: Requires full sun, which is a minimum of six hours of exposure.

Soil: Grows in any soil type.

Water: Below average needs, as it is very drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Not necessary.

Pruning: Pruning is not usually needed, but you can trim it in spring if you’d like to tidy up its shape.

Botanical Name

Hypericum kalmianum 'SMHKBF' PP#25,795, CBR#5306

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Blue, Yellow

Foliage Color

Blue

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Dry, Moist

Season of Interest

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Native, Salt tolerant

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