Sweet Amber (Hypericum androsaemum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 60-90 cm
Plant Spread: 60 cm
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Days to germinate: germination can take up to several months
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Various insects

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