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Tinker's penny

The Tinker's penny (Hypericum anagalloides)

is a tender perennial deciduous forb with yellow flowers in early Summer. It requires high levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 65 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance.


Hypericum anagalloides grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a prostrate plant and has a stoloniferous growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.2m / 7.9in. The vegetative spread rate is moderate.


The leaves are green in Summer.


Hedge (none).

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Summer.


Propagation techniques include seed.

47°C / 116.6F 6 to 8 0.2m / 7.9in
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Hypericum
Specific epithet ? anagalloides
Common names
Tinker's penny (United States)
IPNI details on Hypericum anagalloides
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