St. John's Wort (Hypericum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 10-20
Depth to plant seed: Do not cover; press into soil
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Bees

This species has compact blooms with a thick bunch of stamens.

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Location: Dallas home gardenDate: 2012-05-26 This species has compact blooms with a thick bunch of stamens.
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-06-24
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Location: Salt Lake City, UtahDate: 2018-06-09
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