St. John's wort - 4500 seeds (Hypericum perforatum)

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St. John’s wort is a tall herb with yellow flowers that have a pungent scent. It is a short lived perennial flower that has a fascinating history, supposedly being named after John the Baptist and being used in medicine for years. In today's medicine it is used to treat depression and symptoms that sometimes go along with mood such as nervousness, tiredness, poor appetite, and trouble sleeping. St John's Wort seeds germinate on average within 10-20 days at 18-20C (64-68F) Hypericum perforatum should be grown in a full sun position to all for the herb to grow at full potential but it will also happily adapt to growing in partial shade. 

Sowing:
Sow: March - May or September - November
Season: Annual
Height: 24in (60cm)
Bloom Season: June – August   
Environment: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil Type:  Clay, Chalk, Sand, Loam
Germination Time: 10-20 days
Temperature: 18-20C (64-68F)
Seeds Watering: Moist
Depth: Press into soil
Plant Spreading: 12in (30cm)
Plant Spacing: 8-16in (20-40cm)
Plant watering: Moist, Well-drained


Sow into a cold frame in March - May or September - November.


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Data sheet

Color
Yellow
Height
Up to 60cm (24in)
Ideal for
Cottage garden
Groundcover
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
Scented
Scented
Sowing month
April
August
July
June
March
May
November
October
September
Vegetable
Herb