The Berries Gallery:
Berries portraits of
Hypericum androsaemon 'Glacier'
St. John's Wort
Having flowered spring & early summer,
this variety of St. John's Wort has
largish yellow berries by June, which become pink
when they are half-ripe through June & July.
& are jet black by August when fully ripened.
This June photo shows the berries just as they are about
to finish turning from green to pink.
By mid-June the berries are bright reddish pink.
Some will remain pink for quite some while,
& it is not unusual to see fully ripened black
berries in the same cluster with bright pink-red ones.
In August & September the jet black berries are quite
striking, being set against the green & white variegated
leaves. At some point in September the berries dry out into
raisens. This variety grows true from its seeds & has
self-seeded at some distance from the parent plants.
The berries don't actually ripen all at once, & sometimes
the little "Glacier" St. Johns Wort shrublets have yellow,
pink, & black berries on the branches simultaneously.
For much more about this subshrub, see the
Hypericum androsaemon 'Glacier' Page
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