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Shrubby St. John's Wort Seed Packet

SKU: AM013357
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Overview
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.
key features
Botanical Name
Hypericum prolificum
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
12-48" tall
Seed Coverage
covers 30-40 square feet
Bloom Time
Early to late summer

Description

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.