Tutsan - Hypericum androsaemum - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 75cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Sun, partial shade or shade in well-drained soil
When to sow: Spring, summer, early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 0.1g / 1500 seeds

Also known as Balm of the Warrior’s Wounds and Sweet Amber, Tutsan is a bushy, shrubby plant with paired oval shaped leaves and small yellow flowers appearing from mid-summer onwards. 

These are followed by inedible berries that mature from red to black with flowers and berries often present at the same time.

Willughby’s Leafcutter Bees use the leaves to construct their nests.

Tutsan provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees 
  • Hoverflies

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

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