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.
Source: grown from seed from plants with a history in Plymouth County, MA. Originally from Minnesota. Prairie Moon Nursery.
Hypericum punctatum (Spotted St. John's-wort)
SIZE AND POT INFORMATION: More details coming in May 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
deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)