Name: Hypericum ‘Hypearls Olivia’
Type of Plant: Shrub/perennial for full and part sun.
Why I love this: This low growing St John’s Wort produces sunny yellow flowers all summer long, especially when you pick the berries for arrangements. Like many Hypericum after the flowers fade beautiful berries appear and on Olivia they are cream and peach in color. Perfect for adding to garden cut flower bouquets! Hypericum does well in hot locations and is pretty drought tolerant. You can cut this plant back to the ground every year and it will return, growing about eighteen inches high and two feet wide once established.
A Word to the Wise: In times when the winter is mild this plant behaves as a shrub, coming back from bare wood. Last winter my plants died to the ground but grew back gangbusters and are now full and covered with flowers!