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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Feb 14, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Hypericum (St John's wort)

This was sold to me under an incorrect name. I think this is Hypericum androsaemum: Tutsan

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 14, 2021 6:20 PM CST
Whoa! Great banner, Laurie! Thumbs up

Very pleasing colors, lighting, composition. I tip my hat to you.

What a pretty plant, and is supposed to have health benefits, too.

I've never tried growing it, but see it "grows well"
in Australia, so should here as well. Green Grin!

Later....would love to grow it, but having 2nd thoughts after reading the Wiki article. Rolling my eyes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Great banner in any case. Thumbs up
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Feb 14, 2021 6:47 PM CST
It grew for me for a few years, but even though it was a small shrub, it was too tall for the spot it was in, so I moved it. Didn't do so well for me after that and finally failed to reappear one year. I may try growing it again some day.
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crawgarden
Feb 14, 2021 7:43 PM CST
Great banner Laurie!
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RobinSeeds
Feb 14, 2021 8:12 PM CST
What a pick-me-up, great photo Laurie!
God blessed me with dirt.
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Fleur569
Feb 14, 2021 9:15 PM CST
The round little, either buds or seed pods in the background look like miniature apples. Well done banner, with a new plant presentation.
Name: Elizabeth
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arctangent
Feb 15, 2021 7:06 AM CST
Beautiful mix of colors and shapes. As soon as I read your opening description, with the plant's scientific and common names, I recognized the resemblance of the blooms to forms of St. John's Wort that grow around here (there are several kinds). I don't think I've ever seen the fruit, though.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 15, 2021 1:03 PM CST
Has anyone tried the tea?
I think I will try growing it, making sure
it doesn't get beyond the garden. Smiling
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Feb 15, 2021 4:33 PM CST
There are many different species--I can vouch for this one

only gets about 5 inches high and makes a lovely groundcover, spreads a bit but doesn't compete well with other plants and gets overun and dies out. Easy enough (too easy) to pull out if it goes where you don't want it.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Feb 15, 2021 5:52 PM CST
Dirt, H. cerastoides sounds nice. I'll have to look around for it.

Cal, never tried the tea, or any of the various supplements on the market. When I looked around on the internet, it sounded like most of these come from the weedy species H. perforatum.

Elizabeth, I really liked the look of the fruit on this plant--it was a nice added ornamental quality to the shrub. They went from greenish yellow to red to black. Thanks for the acorn!

Thank you all for your comments and likes! This is a species I don't see in landscapes around here, but would like to try growing again someday if I ever find it.
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Frenchy21
Feb 15, 2021 6:29 PM CST
Delightful banner Laurie!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 15, 2021 11:30 PM CST
I found what appears to be an excellent source for this plant,
as well as several other Hypericum sp., and many other
interesting plants.
Plant World Seeds (UK)
https://www.plant-world-seeds....


Looks like they received great reviews here, too! Thumbs up
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Feb 16, 2021 8:04 PM CST
[quote="EscondidoCal"
Plant World Seeds (UK)
https://www.plant-world-seeds....


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Yes, that looks like my Hypericum species. I'll have to explore this site a little more. Thanks, Cal! Smiling

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