St. John's Wort - Plant
Description for St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John s wort, common Saint John s wort and St John s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name St John s wort may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||Bright yellow||July to August||1 to 1.50 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing St. Johnâ€™s wort herb in a location with too much sun can lead to leaf scorch, while too much shade reduces the number of flowers. The best location is one with bright morning sunlight and a little shade in the hottest part of the afternoon.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||2 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for St. John's Wort
- St. Johns wort makes an attractive ground cover and soil stabilizer. Once established, the plants need no care, and this makes them ideal for out-of-the-way locations. You can also use it as an edging or to mark boundaries and pathways where you dont want to obstruct the view. Other uses include containers, rock gardens and foundation plantings.
Typical uses of St. John's Wort
Special features: Ground cover, rock gardens, border fronts, naturalized plantings. Also good for stabilizing embankments or hillsides. Good for planting under trees where it competes well with shallow tree roots. Allan Armitage calls this "one of the finest ground covers available."
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: St. John s Wort Uses: Relieve Depression, PMS & Menopause Symptoms. St. John s wort, also known as hypericum perforatum, is a flowering plant of the genus Hypericum and has been used as a medicinal herb for its antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties for over 2,000 years.
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