St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Plant

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Description

Hypericum perforatum, known as St John’s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae.   The common name “St John’s wort” comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John’s Day, 24 June. The genus name Hypericum is derived from the Greek words hyper (above) and eikon (picture), in reference to the tradition of hanging plants over religious icons in the home during St John’s Day, to ward off evil.
Type:Perennial
Family:
Growing Zones:3 – 8
Native Range:
Mature Height:2 – 3 feet
Mature Width:1 – 2 feet
Spacing:10 – 12 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Water:Moderate
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Small
Bloom Time:June – July
Bloom Description:Yellow
Harvest:Flower, Flowering Tops
Harvest Time:June – July
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant

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