• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Vivid Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Midsummer, followed by reddish ornamental fruit in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hi-PER-i-kum fron-DOH-sum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Midsummer, followed by reddish ornamental fruit in fall.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedum (Sedum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, sandy to loamy, well-drained soil; avoid soggy, poorly drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.