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Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' (St. John's Wort)

St. John's Wort 'Sunburst'


A popular cultivar, Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst' (St. John's Wort) is a tight, dense, upright, mounded shrub with large, golden-yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), from early to mid-summer. Each cup-shaped flower presents 5 petals surrounding a prominent tuft of golden stamens. They are followed by reddish-brown fruits that ripen in fall and persist well into winter. When not in bloom, this shrub is still a pleasure to look at, thanks to its foliage of glossy blue-green leaves. Even when not in leaf, it remains attractive with its exfoliating cinnamon-brown to purplish bark on mature stems. This deer-resistant little shrub makes an excellent border plant and is perfect for adding bright summer color to the garden. Depending on the severity of the climate, this is an evergreen, semi-evergreen, or deciduous shrub.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall and wide (90-120 cm)
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, rich, sandy loams. Drought tolerant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Perfect as a specimen or massed in borders, cottage gardens. Makes a pretty hedge. Can be planted en masse to produce an informal but effective large-scale groundcover.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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