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Hypericum perforatum
St John’s Wort

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Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 4 - 8
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Yellow, Mid Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Perforate St Johnís Wort Plants

Hypericum perforatum

Recommended for centuries for the cure to mental disorders and nerve pains, Hypericum perforatum (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 from the extracted essential oils, St. John's Wort is a valuable medicinal herb.

Easy to maintain, common St. John's Wort plants practically grow themselves. 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. Perforate 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. You may also want to consider creeping St. John's Wort (Hypericum calycinum) which does not have medicinal properties but is good for landscaping.

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: 12-36"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.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 I think I got two plants in one? June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Bradley from Arligton, TX United States  
I ordered four plants, all arrived healthy but thirsty. The Hypericum didn't look like the pictures posted, it looked more like a weed,  but I planted it anyway. The "weed" started growing pretty well, then the Hypericum plant started growing too! The "weed" looks like a mint ground cover. So I think I got two plants in one container, which I'm pretty happy about!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very Happy April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Tina Wilkinson from Harper, TX United States  
Had to replant this year inside my garden  because last year the  deer  ate   my thriving plants..love your products

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 'St John’s Wort' April 10, 2017
Reviewer: Paulina Ungureanu from Hollywood, FL United States  
This plant has amazing health benefits.
I like making tea from the entire plant.
Florida is not too friendly for St. John's Wort;
however, I keep trying to grow it in my yard.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Looking Good November 11, 2015
Reviewer: L. Tompkins from Lawton, OK United States  
I got these plants in very nice shape. I had a  St. John's Wort for about ten years before  it died and really miss it. I will hope that these grow as large and full. The one thing my old one bloomed in mid spring and was a bee magnate. With a continued bloom here and there in early fall. They are a very hardy flowering  bush.

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