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Hypericum






HYPERICUM ANDROSAEMUM.--Tutsan, or Sweet Amber. Europe (Britain). A

pretty native species, growing about 2 feet high, with ovate leaves

having glandular dots and terminal clustered cymes of yellow flowers.



H. AUREUM.--South Carolina and Georgia, 1882. This soon forms a neat and

handsome plant. The flowers are unusually large, and remarkable for the

tufts of golden-yellow stamens with which they are furnished.



H. CALYCINUM.--Aaron's Beard, or Rose of Sharon. South-east Europe. This

is a well-known native species of shrubby growth, bearing large yellow

flowers from 3 inches to 4 inches in diameter. It is a prostrate plant,

with coriaceous glossy leaves with small pellucid dots, and of great

value for planting in the shade.



H. ELATUM is a spreading species from North America (1762), growing to

fully 4 feet in height, and bearing terminal corymbs of large, bright

yellow flowers in July and August. Leaves rather large, oblong-ovate,

and revolute. On account of its spreading rapidly from the root, this

species requires to be planted where it will have plenty of room.



H. HIRCINUM.--Goat-scented St. John's Wort. Mediterranean region, 1640.

A small-growing and slender species, with oblong-lanceolate leaves 2

inches long, and producing small yellow flowers in terminal heads. There

is a smaller growing form known as H. hircinum minus. The plant emits a

peculiar goat-like odour.



H. MOSERIANUM is a beautiful hybrid form with red anthers.



H. OBLONGIFOLIUM (_syns H. Hookerianum_ and _H. nepalensis_).--Nepaul,

1823. An evergreen species, about 4 feet high, with oblong, pellucid,

dotted leaves, and deep golden, somewhat waxy flowers at the end of

summer.



H. PROLIFICUM.--North America, 1758. This is a much branched twiggy

shrub, about 4 feet high, with small, linear-lanceolate leaves, thickly

studded with pellucid dots. Flowers not very large, five-petalled, and

of a pleasing bright yellow colour. The allied if not identical H.

Kalmiana is worthy of being included in a selection of these plants.



H. URALUM.--Nepaul, 1823. A neat but fragile species that attains to

about a yard in height. Leaves rather small, elliptic, almost stalkless,

and perforated with transparent dots. Flowers small and of a bright

golden yellow.



H. fasciculatum, H. pyrimidatum, and H. patulum are all worthy of

attention, where a good representative collection is of importance. The

Hypericums succeed best when planted in a rather sandy and not too dry

loam, and they are readily increased either from divisions or by means

of cuttings.






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