unbranched rounded stem 20-50 cm tall. Lance-like leaves are paired and stem-clasping. Yellow flowers occur in a branched cluster at the top of the stem. Petals have marginal black dots.
The leaves of Perforate St Johns Wort, when held to the light, reveal translucent dots, giving the impression that the leaf is perforated.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
St. Johns wort, Choli phulya, Perforate St Johns Wort
Maximum Reachable Height
1 to 2.5 feet
May to August
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Hypericum grows well from seed sown in sunny, well-drained soil that has a pH between 5.5 and 7. If the soil has a pH below 5.5, you can add lime, or, if the pH is above 7, peat moss helps to improve the pH balance.
The seeds should be scattered over the soil and then covered with a light layer of soil.
The soil should remain moist, but not overly wet as this could cause rotting, during the germination period of three weeks to three months.
The weakest Hypericum seedlings should be removed as should any weeds that spring up.
Hypericum perforatum care
It thrives in areas with either a winter- or summer-dominant rainfall pattern. Depending on the individual species, St. John s Wort may survive in USDA hardiness zones from 3-10. St. John s Wort should be grown in a spot where they will receive full sun or partial to light shade. Plant them in average to fertile, well-draining garden soil.
Full sun to part shade
Up to 24 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Hypericum perforatum special feature
Easily grown in medium moisture
Hypericum perforatum uses
It is used as an ornamental plant
Aromatic, astringent, resolvent, expectorant and nervine
Used in all pulmonary complaints, bladder troubles, in suppression of urine, dysentery, worms, diarrhoea, hysteria and nervous depression, haemoptysis and other haemorrhages and jaundice
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Hypericum perforatum ?
Hypericum perforatum is commonly known as St. Johns wort, Choli phulya, Perforate St Johns Wort
How tall do Hypericum perforatum grow?
On average Hypericum perforatum grows 1 to 2.5 feet
What color are Hypericum perforatum ?
A Hypericum perforatum plant bears flowers of color Yellow
When Hypericum perforatum blooms?
With enough light, Hypericum perforatum may produce Yellow flowers in May to August
How hard is Hypericum perforatum to grow?
A Hypericum perforatum is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Hypericum perforatum need?
A Hypericum perforatum prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Hypericum perforatum need?
A Hypericum perforatum prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Hypericum perforatum need?
A Hypericum perforatum prefers Well-drained soils
What temperature does a Hypericum perforatum like?
A Hypericum perforatum prefers Up to 24 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Hypericum perforatum ?
To encourage Hypericum perforatum growth, Apply any organic fertilizer