St. John’s Wort

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If you’ve heard of this herb, that’s probably because of its medicinal use in treating depression. But rarely do you hear that St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has fragrant yellow flowers and makes a perfect ground cover in dry areas or microclimates. It’s a beautiful plant for tough areas. Grows 18-24 in. tall; perennial in 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.