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Hypericum calycinum
St John’s Wort

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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 5 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 18"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Yellow, Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

Description Briscoe's Tips

Creeping St Johnís Wort Plants

Hypericum calycinum

Commonly known as a creeping St. John's Wort, this plant makes an excellent ground cover. Perfect for most kinds of soil, this easy-to-grow plant is covered in rose-like bright yellow flowers all summer. It will tolerate shade, but flowers prolifically when given more sun.

A great plant for landscaping projects, Hypericum calycinum practically grows itself. Thriving under substandard conditions, this plant prefers sunny, dry places, poor soil and is disease resistant. It is drought tolerant and deer resistant! Plus it makes a great 'weed proof' patch wherever it grows and is great for stabilizing a hillside or bank since its root system is heralded as a great solution to erosion. Hypericum calycinum grows densely, but is not considered invasive.

It does spread rapidly on underground stems, and blooms nicely on new growth each spring. We recommend cutting it back in the late winter for more blooms in the spring. It's a good idea to divide the plant every 2-3 years as well.

Remember, this is NOT the medicinal St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). This considered an ornamental plant!

Zones: 5 - 9

Size: 15"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Yellow, Early - Late Summer

Uses: Calycinum, St. John's Wort, is a wonderful hard working and easy to grow herb. 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.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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5 of 5 Healthy plant June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Martin Baker from Clearfield , UT United States  
Arrived healthy and growing strong in the garden looking forward to seeing this spread.

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