Hypericum – St. John’s Wort, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

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Hypericum – St. John’s Wort, Aaron’s
Beard, Gold Flower

Literally speaking, these
flowers either seem to be made of gold or to be holding
the golden rays of sunlight within their small petaled
cups. Real, genuine pleasure is derived by growing this
plant. The St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Moserianum)
has large, deep, glistening, golden yellow blossoms,
greatly resembling a single Rose, filled with numerous
yellow stamens and red anthers: These flowers are borne
very freely at the ends of long, graceful, reddish branches
which are covered with oval, shining, smooth, deep green
leaves. This plant grows from 1 1/2 feet to 2 feet tall
and the slender, spreading branches droop at the ends.
The flowers are in bloom from August through October.
Aaron’s Beard (H. calycinum) is a lower growing
plant with golden yellow flowers:

UTILIZE. The Hypericums are
especially good to use as borders for shrubs or the
perennial .beds of flowers, or to use in rock gardens.
The plants are neat growing for pot culture. The flowers
are employed in decorations.

GENERAL. The plants do best
in a light, warm, sandy soil. The flowers last longer
if they are shaded slightly. All of the Hypericums are
shrubby in nature, the woody growth and some of the
leaves remaining on during the Winter months. New growth
starts from the base of the plant.

PROPAGATION. They are propagated
from seeds, cuttings or division of the roots.

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