Sunburst St. John's Wort

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

SKU
04213
Dense, blue-tinged, green foliage on a compact, upright shrub that is excellent as a foundation plant, in mass plantings, and informal hedges. Vivid yellow flowers with a distinctive puffball of stamens add sunny color to the summer landscape. Seldom grazed by rabbits or deer. Deciduous in colder regions; an evergreen in warmer climates.
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Botanical Pronunciationhi-PER-i-kum fron-DOH-sum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer, followed by reddish ornamental fruit in fall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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