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Shrubby St. John's Wort Seeds

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This native species boasts unique, bright yellow blooms on mound-shaped, shrubby foliage. Growing up to 3 feet tall, this shrub is easy to grow and adapts to a variety of climates. Perennial.

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Yellow Shrubby St. John's Wort Seeds, Hypericum prolificum, Shrubby St. John's Wort
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Common Name Shrubby St. John's Wort
Botanical Name Hypericum prolificum
Plant Type Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-48" tall
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Packet 250
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Eastern United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Advantages Hedge / Screen
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
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Shrubby St. John’s Wort offers the same, famously-yellow blooms on shorter, more compact plants.

During the Middle Ages, it was hung in windows to ward off witches on St. John's Eve. (June 23) It was used for all sorts of cures. And it was the "truth teller" that told young maidens whom they would marry. "Just toss a bunch over your shoulder, and the next man you meet will be your own." St. John's Wort probably has more historical legends than any other wildflower, and its fame has been renewed in our own day. The herbal medicine experts who have elevated native plants like echinacea to valued medicinal status, have discovered that St. John's Wort is mother nature's "Prozac," giving nervous people a wonderful calm feeling.

For our purposes, the starry flowers, that are always described as "frothy" due to the crowd of delicate stamens, are lovely in the garden, bunched at the end of stiff stems on dependably perennial plants.

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