Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Hypericum perforatum, St. John's Wort

Common Name: St. John's Wort

Genus: Hypericum

Species: perforatum

Characteristics of Plant
A perfect perennial for a shady spot. This beautiful shrub reaches about 2 feet high. It is not only a perennial, but a medicinal herb plant too.

During the months of June and July it blooms bright yellow flowers that have a nice fragrance to them.

Seed are easily collected in the fall, or stem cuttings can be taken and easily rooted.

( Please note: Always check with your medical care provider before using any medicinal herbs.)

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
40-60 days

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade
Shade

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Branching
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Bright Yellow

Fragrance
Perfumed

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Rhizomes
Stem Fragments
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Containers
Planters

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"St. John's Wort in bloom"
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