St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an easy plant to both grow and care for. It is mainly grown for its medicinal properties but also for ornamental purposes due to the plant’s beautiful flowers.
The plant is a hardy perennial and has a shrub-like appearance with a protruding stamen that is surrounded by bright yellow flower petals. It is generally in bloom around the midsummer, and the blossoming goes on up to fall.
St. John’s wort is most commonly propagated by seeds or stem cuttings, but it can also be done by root divisions.
It should not be planted too close to other plants as it tends to smother other plants out. Grow St. John’s wort in an isolated part of the garden or a flower pot or appropriate container.
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