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Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Herb in 1 litre Pot

Hypericum perforatum or St John's Wort is a yellow-flowering perennial herb that is indigenous to Europe, but which has been introduced to many temperate areas of the world and grows wild in many meadows. The common name comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John's day, which is the 24th of June.

As St Johns Wort has extensive, creeping rhizomes, it can spread quickly so needs to be well maintained. It's stems are upright and branched, and can grow up to 1m tall, holding stalkless, narrow, oblong leaves which are yellow-green in colour, these have transparent dots throughout the tissue hence the perforatum part of its name.

In Spring and summer, St John's wort will produce very pretty five petalled flowers that are showy and bright yellow with black dots, these are sometimes followed by black berry-like fruits which should not be eaten. 

Herb Usage

 St Johns Wort is best known as a herbal suppliment used as a treatment for depression, but is also cultivated as a garden plant.

Buy St Johns Wort Online

Our potted St Johns Wort herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September






Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Hypericum perforatum
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Evening Fragrance
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ground Cover
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal