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St John’s Wort

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ZONE: 4 - 8
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Yellow, Mid Summer
POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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Hypericum perforatum

Recommended for centuries for the cure to mental disorders and nerve pains, Hypericum, or more commonly known as St. John's Wort, has been proven in contemporary medical studies as an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and sleeping disorders. By making teas from the plant's dried flowers or capsules and tablets from the extracted essential oils, St. John's Wort is a valuable medicinal herb.

An easy plant to keep, St. John's Wort practically grows itself. Thriving under substandard conditions, this herb prefers sunny, dry places, poor soil and is disease resistant. Try planting in sandy soils such as a beach front garden, or on river embankments as its root system is heralded as a great solution to erosion. St. John's Wort makes a great ground cover but can be somewhat invasive, so make sure to prune back every other year to keep it in check.

If you plan to use this herb medically, be aware that there may be some side effects such as increased sensitivity to UV rays, sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches. St. John's Wort may also interact adversely with other medications such as oral contraceptives, so make sure to consult your doctor before using.
Zones: 4 - 8

Size: 36"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Yellow, Mid Summer

Uses: St. John's Wort is a proven treatment for depression, anxiety and sleeping disorders. It can be made into teas and its essential oils can be formed into capsules or tablets. St. John's Wort can also be a great stabilizer for eroding hillsides as it spreads easily and grows under poor conditions.

Tips: St. John's Wort is an evergreen in warmer climates, but in more temperate zones, prune heavily in in early Spring to induce more new growth and more flowers. Flowers will also bloom longer if planted in partial sun.

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