What: Hypericum “Ignite Scarlet Red” is a colorful deciduous shrub also known as St. John’s Wort. Its yellow flowers form in early spring and last until fall, when the shrub develops its colorful fruits. The contrast between the red fruits and the yellow flowers is stunning. This hypericum is a good choice for both the garden and containers — plus, it is deer resistant.
Sun/shade: “Ignite Scarlet Red” prefers full sun but also does well in part shade.
Size: This diminutive shrub can easily be grown in muliples, as its height at maturity is only 2 to 3 feet and its width is 3 feet.
Find it: At full service nurseries.
— Sandra Schumacher