Plant ID forum: St. John's Wort (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst')

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Name: CaptJane Jasper
Fort Worth, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Captjanejasper
Jun 7, 2015 4:21 PM CST
can anyone identify this shrub with yellow flowers?
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 7, 2015 5:01 PM CST
I have no idea (really nice though!) but just wanted to say Welcome! Captjanejasper.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 7, 2015 8:29 PM CST
St John's Wort.

Welcome aboard Captain! Welcome! Are you a pirate captain or a regular captain? Thumbs up

Edit:
I identified it by typing 'shrub with poofy yellow flowers' into a Google Image search and matched the photos you yours. I am sure there will be a plant expert along soon to narrow it down and tell you exactly which variety of shrubby St John's Wort you have. It sure is a beauty.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 8, 2015 10:10 AM CST
I agree, looks like Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum)

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 8, 2015 12:50 PM CST
Looks very much like this one, Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst':

http://www.fknursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDe...
http://www.knuppernursery.com/shrub_gallery/hypericum-sunbur...

also here (scroll down):
http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/summer-shrubs-for-the...
Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Jun 8, 2015 12:53 PM CST
That's a beautiful Hypericum! I haven't seen one that poofty before, but it is recognizable anyway.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 8, 2015 1:04 PM CST
I would like to thank Captjanejasper for starting this thread. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Up until now I have only assumed (mistakenly) that St. John's Wort was probably some weedy, leggy looking herbaceous plant that had no place in my garden. Wow, I guess I was totally wrong. Confused Blinking Who, me! Whistling
I even found a link to show which are native to my state of Georgia.
http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/2013/07/happy-h...

Thanks, Captain!
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Name: CaptJane Jasper
Fort Worth, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Captjanejasper
Jun 14, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Thank you all so much for your help with this identification. .It is most definitely the "Sunburst" as Sooby submiited! I am so excited to have it identified! For those that asked, I am a real fake land lovin pirate captain, a member of a performing group called the Sea Dog Slam. We do poetry and sea shanties and spoken word performances. I am most grateful to you all for finding this treasure for me! Fair winds and blossoms enough to fill a chest!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jun 14, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Late to the party here, but just wanted to add my two cents worth confirming identification. Here are pictures taken today of my St. John's Wort 'Sunburst' and your picture certainly looks like the real deal!

Love your name and avatar and welcome to ATP! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!




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