Senecio and Hypericum
There's not very much flower colour in the Jelly Bean Border, compared to other areas of the Moosey Garden. So when a shrub shows off with brightly coloured flowers it's well and truly noticed!
Cheery Christmas Shrubs
And, since mid-summer in New Zealand means Christmas, the yellow-flowering shrubs like Hypericum are even more heart-warming and cheery.
Summer Hypericum Flowers
Both Hypericum and Senecio are tough shrubs, easy to grow (for me), and never sulk when I prune them hard back. Nor are they affected by lack of rainfall or winter frosts.
Yellow Senecio Shrub
The New Zealand native Senecio I grow is a tree daisy, and is now included in the genus Brachyglottis.