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St. John's Wort Hypericum x inodorum

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
hy-PEER-ih-kum in-oh-DOR-um
Description

St. John's Wort is a hybrid deciduous shrub native to southwest and south central Europe.  Plant it in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, though it will tolerate deep shade.  It does not like wet feet so do not over water.   It will self-seed in the landscape but it is not agressive.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Mystical Beauty'
'Mystical Beauty'
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#heavy shade#fragrant leaves#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#showy fruits#hedges#self-seeding#border middle
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Mystical Beauty'
'Mystical Beauty'
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#heavy shade#fragrant leaves#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#showy fruits#hedges#self-seeding#border middle
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hypericum
    Species:
    Hypericum
    Family:
    Hypericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heavy Shade