Shrubby St. John’s Wort (Hypericum prolificum)


Sold in 10″ (3 gal) pots

Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Bloom time: June to August
Height x spread: 5 ft x 4 ft
Flower: Yellow, showy
Tolerates: Deer and mammals (toxic to mammals), occasional flooding

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, this shrub has showy flowers, tolerates dry rocky and sandy soils, and can be grown as a native ornamental hedge. It is also used to stabilize embankments. Plants in this genus have a long history of medicinal use and were burned in bonfires on St. John’s Eve (June 23) to ward off evil spirits. Many insects visit the flowers, which offer only pollen and not nectar. This is a larval host plant for the gray hairstreak butterfly, and its toxic chemicals prevent mammals from eating it.

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