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St. John's Wort Seeds

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Hypericum perforatum The bright yellow flower of legend and lore, plus the new medicinal craze. Perennial

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SKU HYPP
Common Name St. John's Wort
Botanical Name Hypericum perforatum
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 544,000
Seeds Per Packet 200
Soil Moisture Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. REVIEW SNAPSHOT® by PowerReviews Not yet rated. Be the first to Write a Review close
Native N/A
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
This is it--the lovely yellow wildflower that is now one of our most famous "weeds." St. Johns Wort (a native of Europe) occurs commonly along roadsides and hedgerows, a lowly plant with one of the most glamorous histories in the plant kingdom.

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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