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I can never remember the name of this, but it now has fruits and flowers on at the same time



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excellent pic, and lovely title, thanks

1 Sep, 2012

 

Is it a hypericum (St.John's Wort)? Probably not - I'm often wrong! Lovely plant, though - the stamens are like whiskers!

1 Sep, 2012

 

very pretty, lovely colour

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks fran
ah thats the one melchi, thank you, i have a feeling it has another name too?? oh rose of sharon???
thanks yorkshire

1 Sep, 2012

 

very lovely:-))

1 Sep, 2012

 

They are such happy plants. Defo a Hypericum! Good self seeders too!

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks junna
yes lulu they are all over the garden!!! but this one is a good one!! lots of pretty berries on.

1 Sep, 2012

 

yes hypericum and also rose of Susan, nice doing plant this Sticki, nice close up too :-)

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks surreylad ~ rose of susan ~ i didnt know that!!!

1 Sep, 2012

 

Lovely photo, Sticki. You made from an ordinary plant a little "rose of Suzanne" miracle :)) How nice, SL knows so many things about flowers. I didnĀ“t know this name of hypericum either.
For both of you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFT4z9ZOeE4

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks katarina, Surreylad knows loads of things about plants and gardening!

thanks for the music too, one of my daughters in law is called susan!

1 Sep, 2012

 

my sister in law is a Susan too :-))

1 Sep, 2012

 

perhaps i better pot one of these up for them!!!

1 Sep, 2012

 

Lol :-))

1 Sep, 2012

 

I love this plant I really do. I have two different ones and they always amaze me with how bright and striking they are and the berries afterwards are a real bonus. Lovely picture

1 Sep, 2012

 

:-)

1 Sep, 2012

 

A smashing plant. Mine has never spread, I didn't know they did. Lovely photo and title......

1 Sep, 2012

 

Great picture Sticki. I set some Rose of Sharon last year and just starting to flower now.

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks homebird and dawnsaunt, is there another similar plants with bigger flowers? these are a bit less than 2 centimetres across!

1 Sep, 2012

 

I have the Hypericum that are around 3 feet tall with lots of smaller flowers. How tall are your plants Sticki?

1 Sep, 2012

 

Yes there is! This one is very pretty - lots of folk-lore about St.John's Wort.

1 Sep, 2012

 

about 2 and a half foot this one, possibly 3 dawn? but i have some with bigger flowers that are shorter

is it good for you tuesday?

1 Sep, 2012

 

Is what good for me, Sticki? It's good for depression - is that the sort of thing you mean?

1 Sep, 2012

 

oh sorry i meant is st johns wort good for us?

and if it is how do you get that part from the plant?

1 Sep, 2012

 

The version with bigger flowers is a ground cover plant which spreads with abandon the smaller one you picture (beautifully) is a shrub version with more berries, all share the collection of names! super plants :o)

1 Sep, 2012

 

At this point I concede defeat! Not a clue how you get the right bit from the plant. I used to buy it in capsule form from a health food shop. It has some connection with the Summer Solstice too and though I ought to, I don't quite remember what it is.

1 Sep, 2012

 

thanks neellan, yes that would explain the other one ~ it spreads everywhere!!!

i have seen it in tablet form tuesday, doesnt seem to be sold as a tea does it? i shall have to have a look on google

1 Sep, 2012

 

I have the one that spreads, I have a love/hate relationship with it as it has invaded my bottom raised bed and I cannot get rid of the darn stuff, at the moment I love it as its providing me with colour, lol....

2 Sep, 2012

 

i know exactly what you mean lincslass, the one with the bigger flower seems to pop up all over the place [doesnt always flower either]

2 Sep, 2012

 

Yes, lot's of folklore about St Johns Wort. Meant to be good for depression but shouldn't be used in conjunction with prescribed anti depressants.

I have a smaller version of this as well, thinks it's ever green, it's so pretty. No big red seed heads though, just lots of pretty yellow flowers!

3 Sep, 2012

 

sounds a lovely one lulu, i must have seen it?

3 Sep, 2012

 

Great picture for a lovely hardy plant ;0)

3 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks PP! It's a good plant isn't it?

3 Sep, 2012



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