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Hypericum androsaemum 'Picasso'

Phonetic Spelling
hy-PER-ih-kum
Description

In some parts of the world, Tutsan can be a bit weedy, even invasive. These three cultivars were bred and evaluated at NC State University as part of our efforts to develop new, non-invasive nursery crops. All three are triploid, seedless, non-invasive forms of Tutsan. Special credit goes to Richard Olsen (former Ph.D. student, now at the US National Arboretum) and Clara Trueblood (former M.S. student, now at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens) for their efforts on this project. These new Expressionistic™ Tutsans include: ‘Pollock’ – dripped and splattered with green and white variegation; ‘Matisse’ – infused with a bold purple blush; and ‘Picasso’ – a neo-expressionistic integration of surreal colors and abstract patterns. Other characteristics are typical of the species. Zone 6-7, reach 2-3 feet. Generally best in cooler climates like the Pacific Northwest. No patents or trademarks.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Picasso'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#colorful leaves#variegated foliage#slopes#hedge#interesting leaves#mass planting#showy fruits#edge#mci
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Picasso'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#colorful leaves#variegated foliage#slopes#hedge#interesting leaves#mass planting#showy fruits#edge#mci
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hypericum
    Species:
    androsaemum
    Family:
    Hypericaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit-laden stems are used in cut flower arrangments.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms June-August
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought