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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order
plant nursery specializing in
unusual and hard to find
perennials, ornamental grasses,
shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Mon. & Wed. 8:30–1
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Hypericum (St. John's Wort)
at Digging Dog
Including Hypericum kouytchense, & Hypericum androsaemum
St. Johnís Wort
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Native to western Europe and North Africa, this handsome speciesí common name comes from toute-saine (heal-all) and refers to the many healing properties the plant was once supposed to possess. Interesting year-round, Tutsan is a cure-all for shaded garden areas that need some brightening up. The wine-red stems and deep green foliage contrast beautifully with the cheerful golden yellow flowers in the summer, and later with the glossy red berries, which eventually turn black. The weight of the fruit causes the branches to arch, giving the plant a relaxed look,
making it perfect for shrubby borders.
Tutsan also does well in the sun, planted with Lavenders. In late summer, its colors make a striking combination with Nepeta ‘Blue Dragon’ and the purple flowers of Buddleja ‘Ellenís Blue’.
Blooms June – early August.
Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.
Hypericum androsaemum (S-0182)
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This truly elegant Hypericum is covered with an abundance of large, bright yellow, pointed buds, followed by golden yellow flowers whose prominent long stamens seem to sparkle. Against a background of smooth blue-hued leaves, the bright red berries and starlike calyxes make a colorful late season
display. Though deciduous elsewhere, along our coast the aromatic leaves fill the garden with their scent
all year round.
Size: 3' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 5.
Hypericum kouytchense (S-0417)
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Garden Conservancy Open Day
10:00am to 4:00pm, June 8th at Digging Dog
Unique opportunity to view 3-1/2 acre Private Garden. Nursery†open for plant sales†
Saturday Stroll & Plant Chat
2:00 to 4:30pm, June 22nd
Join us for a fun, informative guided tour of our colorful display borders. Sip lemonade & take home great gardening ideas.
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