A popular medicinal herb often used for depression. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a showy deciduous shrub with fragrant yellow flowers and rich green leaves. Plants grow 12- to 18-inches tall making them ideal for use as a ground cover or in borders. Drought tolerant; good for xeric, or low-water, landscapes. (Perennial, zones 4-8)
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Easily grown in areas with full sun to partial shade and average well-drained soils. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date or outside after all danger of frost has passed. Plants spread rapidly and should be spaced 18-inches apart in all directions.
To harvest, cut the top two inches of the flowering plant — before seeds form — and use fresh in tinctures or hang to dry for tea.