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Whether your garden is large or small, made up of beds or pots, we all need fuss-free shrubs to help give our gardens “good bones” or structure. But what if you could have a shrub that does triple duty? Got your attention? Let us introduce you to FloralBerry™, a new collection of St. John’s Worts, exclusively ours.
First a bit of 4-1-1 about St. John’s Wort (Hypericum). It is a small shrub that’s hardy to zones 5 – 9 and that shines across seasons. Spring through fall the dense, leafy form makes it ideal for the middle layer of a border, in a container, or anchoring a perennial bed. Summer brings yellow saucer-shaped blooms that bees adore. In fall, it sports richly-hued berries.
So what different about FloralBerry™ St. John’s Wort?
- First, because these shrubs were bred especially for the cut flower trade, they produce abundant berries on longer stems which makes them are ideal for fall flower arrangements.
- Second, the intense color of berries (yellow, red, pink, cream, peachy depending on the variety) you’ll find on your shrub is remarkable.
- Finally, as in the case of Sangria, the leaf color can have a distinct, bold shade.
Fall can be a quiet time in the garden but there is no need to just sit back and watch it fade to black! Plant a few of these colorful, easy-to-grow shrubs for their beauty, berries and to feed wintering birds. Rosé or Sangria Floraberry are available at our Independence location only:
Floraberry Sangria - sunny yellow cup-shaped flowers produce clusters of showy rose-colored berries on well-branched, rust resistant plants with handsome dark green foliage. A fuss-free deciduous shrub ideal for borders and containers. Use as a specimen or low hedge, or plant in showy drifts. Stems of fall berries are a wonderful accent in cut flower arrangements.
Floraberry Rosé - clusters of golden, cup-shaped flowers on well-branched, rust resistant plants with handsome dark green foliage accented by deep red undersides. A fuss-free deciduous shrub ideal for borders and containers. Use as a specimen or low hedge, or plant in showy drifts. Stems of beautiful red berries are a wonderful accent in cut flower arrangements.
click here to see the complete Monrovia blog post Growing FloralBerry™ St. John’s Wort
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