St John's Wort plant is a short, woody shrub that grows about 24 inches tall and has fragrant yellow flowers from mid to late summer. Hypericum St John's Wort was apparently named after John the Baptist, and historically has been used to ward off evil spirits and witches.
As an herb plant, the oil in the leaves has been used topically for wounds, sunburns, and general aches and pains. St John's Wort herb has also been used to treat mild depression and insomnia with some success. St. John's Wort ground cover is often used to cover areas along sidewalks and driveways.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 4 - 8 Height: 24 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: Yellow Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2 Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Hypericum Perforatum
Temperature: 60F Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover the seed but press it into the soil Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches