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Hypericum tomentosum

Tomentose St. John's Wort

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Item #: 739

Zones: 7b to 9a, at least

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Algeria, Southern Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Hypericum tomentosum is a delightful evergreen groundcover St. John's wort from Southwest Europe that makes a 6" tall sprawling mass with thumb-sized powder blue leaves. The patches are topped with clusters of bright yellow flowers held just above the foliage. Hypericum tomentosum prefers a slightly moist, but well-drained soil. In addition to being a stunning ornamental, Hypericum tomentosum is also used medicinally against epirubicin-induced oxidative stress. You don't say.