Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

St. John's Wort

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to tidy it up and remove any dead branches.

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This is a an easy plant to grow in the landscape and is a good food source for honeybees and songbirds.

  • Large (3-inch) yellow flowers
  • Tolerates dry soil, heat
  • Attractive foliage and berries

Great low-growing shrub for the shrub border or for the perennial garden.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about St. John's Wort:

After especially cold winters this shrub may die back to the ground - not a problem, as new growth will emerge from the roots in spring and the flowering will not be affected. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Fall Color
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained