St John’s Wort Seed

Hypericum perforatum

£2.20 inc. VAT

St John’s Wort has yellow flowers with prominent stamens, atop stems up to 45cm in early summer to early autumn. Beloved of insects. It has aromatic foliage.

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Description

Hypericum perforatum

St John’s Wort is a spreading shrubby type perennial, stemless leathery leaves grow up the stems (to about 45cm) and the flowers are produced on top. These are a good source of food for bees and hoverflies. Tiny oil sacs in the leaves produce the characteristic citrusy smell. A plant of open grassland and hedgerows. Research is still ongoing into it’s uses medicinally.
Best sown in autumn for spring germination, or placed in a bag on moist sand in the fridge for a while, before sowing.

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Hypericum

Size

seed packet 5gm approx50,000seed

Family

Hypericaceae

Flowering Month

May, June

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

dry, sun