Wooden Surface

Hypericum punctatum

Most people are familiar with St. John’s wort due to its historical usage in herbal medicines. Spotted St. John’s wort is the species native to our area.


Easily distinguished from other varieties by the visible spots all over the yellow petals, Spotted St. John’s Wort is a highly attractive plant to native bees, and serves as a host plant for 22 species of butterflies and moths.


Care should be taken when handling the plants, as the leaves contain hypericin which can cause skin irritation.


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Hypericum punctatum (Spotted St. John's-wort)

  • details

    SIZE: 1/2 quart pot
    type: herbaceous perennial
    sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade
    water needs: average, moist
    height: 12-24"
    plant spacing: 1 plant per square ft
    bloom time: June, July, August, September
    bloom color: yellow
  • good plant companions

    Hop sedge, pink tickseed, calico aster

  • special notes

    deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)