Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum

St. John's Wort

Clusiaceae

Height

100 cm

Flower colour

yellow

Flowering time

August - September

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, sandy

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe, W-Asia og N-Africa

Hypericum is a large genus of around 490 species in the family Hypericaceae, with a fairly global distribution. The genus includes perennials, shrubs and small trees, all with yellow flowers with prominent stamens.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in March.

Seed not covered as it needs light to germinate. Stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.

Tall plant, doesn't need staking. Toxic plant, especially hazardous for livestock. Used as a herbal medicine.

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