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Solved Hypericum ID please

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    Hi,
    I ordered two Hypericum Hidcote online, and have received two plants today, I was expecting yellow flowers, but the flowers are white? And I wasn't sure if the leaves looked right either. They are only small, 1l pots I think.
    I know there are lots of varieties of hypericum, but can't seem to find anything online that looks like what I have.

    Any ideas?
     
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      Haha, don't be sorry, I was starting to think it couldn't possibly be one myself.
      Oh dear!

      I will have to see what potentilla are like and if I could use it instead, otherwise they'll be going back.
       
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      Sienna, simply contact the supplier......you will receive your hypericums and prob be told to keep potentillas. :) Win, win :). Excellent shrubs all round for the summer border :)
       
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        That's what they've said @Verdun so fingers crossed the right ones turn up next week.

        We will find a spot for the potentillas, and plant them out later when it cools down. Apparently they prefer poor, drier soil? Ours is mostly heavy clay, but we do have somewhere in the front garden that might work.
         
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          Well done Sienna
          Hmmmm! Potentillas thrive here in hot baked spots and in heavier soils but I have grown them in all sorts of situations but full sun or plenty of sun is key I think to long flowering. Very adaptable shrubs. Summer flowering white shrubs look so good with most everything too.
          I would always add some goodness to the planting hole; water really well for first few weeks though :)
          You could pot them up until you are sure where you want them.....???:)
           
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