St. John's Wort
(Hypericum perforatum) Perennial in the Hypericaceae Family, native to Europe. Leaves appear to be filled with holes (the perforations in “perforatum”) when held up to the sunlight. 3-4′ tall when blooming in second year and thereafter. Five-petaled, bright yellow flowers like happy little suns. Medicinally, used externally to treat injuries, internally for depression.
Planting suggestions: Thrives in poor soils. Direct-sow late Fall through early Spring by scattering on soil surface and roughing up slightly. Thin to 8-12” apart. Flowers are the medicinal portion; harvest when in full bloom. Use fresh to make an infused oil or tincture. Drying is acceptable for teas.
Contains 100 seeds