Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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    Golden St.John's-Wort (Hypericum frondosum)
    St. John's Wort Family
    This St.John’s-wort is known for its compact form and overall tidy appearance. Growing only about 3’ wide and tall, this shrub maintains a nice round shape and is not prone to flopping. Blue-green leaves are semi-evergreen in our area, and turn shades of purple, yellow, orange, and red during the colder months. The bright, yellow flowers have prominent stamens that attract all sorts of bees. Grows in full sun or part shade in average soil–tolerates sandy and/or rocky soil. This shrub can be grown as a specimen plant or in mass as a formal looking border plant. 
    Blooms: Yellow, 2-3 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Blue-green leaves are semi-evergreen and turn shades of orange, purple,yellow, and red in cool months
    Height: 2-4’
    Space: 2-4’
    Soil: Average-dry, sandy
    Exposure: Full sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Bees of all type, flies, and beetles
    Seeds: Ovate brown capsule filled with numerous, very tiny seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 5-8
    Native Status: Southeast native, questionable native status in NC mountains
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown