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Hiding below the penstemon - is it a honeysuckle?

BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,043
I trimmed the penstemon yesterday and unveiled this. I’d value opinions on what it is. Thanks.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    Looks like a Hypericum. Possibly Hypericum Androsaemum.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,043
    Thanks @Borderline. I’m sure you’re right. It’s yellow. It’s out.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    I'm with you on the yellow (needs to be the right shade of yellow for me), however the decorative berries after that are the star and often used in flower arrangements.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,972
    With you on that @Borderline - horrible flower colour, but the berries are beautiful. 
    I'd have to grow something in front of it if I had it in the garden. Then move it when the berries appear. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,028
    I'm not that keen on that yellow either. It looks ok if there's no other colour near it. I allow one to grow between the slabs and against a wall around a corner in a neglected part of my patio. I see it if I look for it. Hoverflies and bees seem partial to it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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