|Cedarglade St. John's-wort and Golden St Johnswort are a few of its common names.|
|Native Habitat: Limestone cliffs; rocky hills; barrens|
|From November 2013|
Hyper-colored Hypericums and open to hearing about its wildlife value! I love the oohs and ahhs.
How many of you have run into gardeners/home owners who assume that all plants sold at garden centers are native? A shocking amount of you have could raise your hands! Whenever a friend waxes poetically about the beauty of burning bush I always ask them if they think it's a native plant. They assume it is, like others, because it's sold in reputable garden centers. I use that opportunity to gently educate. Trust me, gentle is better and shaming people never works. I agree with them that burning bush has very nice fall color, then I wow them with all that Cedarglade/St. Johnswort has to offer.
- The species is a loose limbed beauty with golden flowers.
- Bluish green foliage stands out in the summer garden.
- Stunning hyper-colored fall foliage
- Showy seed capsules last all winter
- Exfoliating bark for year round good looks.
- Wildlife/Pollinator friendly: Bumbles, Syrphid flies and Halictid bees~all seeking pollen.
- It's endemic to forests/woodland that are adjacent to cedar glades.
- It tolerates the extremes when established~wet winters and dry summers.
- It blooms the first week in June.
- Zones 5 to 8; a Southeastern native.
- Grows quite nicely from seed.
Go team go!
Promote team promote!
Gentle, but, passionate works best!
PS. You may notice some older photos in my posts for the next month. I am healing from cataract surgery and hope to back to taking in focus photos soon! Thanks all.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.