Sunburst St Johns Wort

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Bright as a Summer’s Sunburst St. John's Wort!

  • Bright-Yellow Flowers
  • Little Golden Sparks!
  • Super Low Maintenance
  • Blue-Green Foliage
  • Hardy American Native
  • Winter Interest
  • Unique Seed Pods
  • Cut Floral Arrangements
  • Spreading & Naturalizing
  • Small Dense Shrub
  • Beneficial to Early Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant & Drought Tolerance!

Bright, sunny, golden-yellow flowers with golden sparks flying out of them! That's what the brilliant flowers of Sunburst St. Johns Wort (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst') resemble!

The flowers are just as the name implies; little sun-bursts smothering the shrub in gleaming blooms! The flowers are larger than other St. John's Worts, bursting onto the scene in mid-summer after many shrubs have already called it quits in the heat!

Shrubby and tightly-branched, St. Johns Wort at times is almost wild-looking! Always sporting soft blueish to gray-green leaves. In warmer growing zones, St. Johns Wort may be semi-evergreen or even fully evergreen in mild winters!

Even if they do drop leaves in winter, the dense and mounded shrub still retains wonderful features and character. The bark is a delightful exfoliating cinnamon-brown and mature stems may even display tinges of purple or plum as it gets older!

Don't let the cheery flowers and soft foliage fool you, this plant is a tough native fighter! Given the right soil conditions - which range from loamy to sandy and everything in between - St. Johns Wort makes itself right at home, even spreading out a little to form nice colonies!

How to Use Sunburst St. John's Wort In The Landscape

If you have a wooded edge (or want to get the look of one) St. John's Wort fits right in. Sunburst bridges the transition between the yard and the woods, taming the wildness and filling an area with little rays of sunshine! Don't worry about those out-of-the-way areas attracting deer, those uninvited guests will usually leave this plant alone!

Alternately, Sunburst brings a nice 'scruffiness' to a formal planting bed as well as fitting in perfectly in informal country borders. Either way, St. Johns Wort compliments your style!

Your cutting garden is a natural place for these lovelies, and every florist will be familiar with the botanical name 'Hypericum'. Those unique seed pods that appear in fall are glossy reddish-brown and so cool to use in fashionable floral bouquets! Or, leave them to their own devices in the landscape for wonderful winter interest!

Mixed-shrub borders, the back garden bed, and informal hedges are perfect spots for St. Johns Wort to roam!

The spreading, suckering nature of these plants makes them perfect for erosion control, on steep slopes, and en masse. Need to fill an area with sunshine? Plant a few St. Johns Wort and sit back and relax!

#ProPlantTips For Care

This selection of the hardy American native is super easy to grow. Sunburst St. Johns Wort thrives in the southeast without any care at all. In other parts of the country, it may be a deciduous shrub during winter or even die back to the ground in harsh winters, but it will come back strong and true each spring.

Loving the full sun, these easily tolerate part shade and dappled sun areas. Hypericum doesn't have much preference on soil type, they do prefer rich, sandy loams. Just be sure to provide well-drained soils since St. Johns Wort cannot tolerate wet feet!

A generous layer of mulch retains moisture and insulates the root system from heat and winter's chill. Prune while dormant to control the size and shape however, these really do their best in locations where they're allowed to be themselves.

Tough, hardy, and native, plus all the features that make for an outstanding landscape work-horse, Sunburst St. Johns Wort practically takes care of itself! Leaving you to sit back and enjoy!

Because of that, we know that you have a spot in your garden for this easy-breezy shrub! Buy yours from Nature Hills today and work smarter, not harder!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Sunburst St Johns Wort Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Blue Green
Foliage Color Blue green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No