My first encounter with the rare Hypericum buckleii (also spelled buckleyi depending on which version of the nomenclature code you use) was in the mountains of North Carolina, then later I enjoyed its company in our home rock garden. I was fascinated at how this delightful Southern Appalachian native had escaped cultivation for so long, but now we are glad to announce its time is here. Hypericum 'Appalachian Sun' makes an 18" wide mound of branches that can reach 10" tall, adorned with tiny green leaves and topped in midsummer with small yellow flowers. Hypericum 'Appalachian Sun' is a seed strain developed at Sahin Seed in Holland. Sites with slightly acidic soils and that are moist, but well-drained are perfect.
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