Creeping St. John's Wort {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}

Brilliant canary-yellow blossoms crown the semi-evergreen leaves of Hypericum calycinum (commonly called St. John's Wort) from early summer to early fall. Many consider it one of the finest, most dramatic groundcovers available, and simply put, the flowers, with their explosion of tiny whiskers in the center of five yellow petals, are show-stoppers on this low-maintenance plant often used as a shrub or ground cover.

What is splendid about St. John's Wort is that after the bright yellow petals are spent and fall, sepals remain and look like a smaller yellowish green flower offering a constant show. Not to be outdone by the blazing yellow blossoms (3 inches in diameter), St. John's Wort foliage puts on quite a display as well with 1 inch wide ovate leaves that emerge chartreuse-bronzed then quickly turn medium-green, followed by dark-green and finally, in autumn, turn a deep purplish blue-green.

This groundcover has a dense, trailing, semi-woody habit making St. John's Wort an excellent choice for rock gardens, border fronts, naturalized plantings, erosion control, for stabilizing embankments/hillsides and for planting under trees as it has no trouble competing with shallow tree roots. We recommend St. John's Wort for somewhat large to very vast areas as it will spread moderately fast by rhizomes.

It prefers moist, well-drained, average-fertility soils in partial shade; however, it is tolerant of heat, drought, poor or sandy soils, various soil pHs, and some soil compaction. Whether let to grow over a vast area or kept confined, this groundcover offers an incredible display with her golden blossoms and constantly changing foliage.

Things to Note
One of very few effective groundcovers for dry, shady areas.

In Zones 5 and 6, winters may kill its top growth to the ground.

Though not a vine, its behavior is so similar, we include it in the search results for vines, so keep that in mind when planting.

Interesting Facts
St. John's Wort has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history. Though controversial, herbalists prescribe its use for ailments ranging from depression, insomnia, inflammation, kidney problems, lung issues and bacterial infections.

This ground cover is indigenous to Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia.

Another common name for St John's Wort is "Aaron's Beard" because of the whisker-like stamen that protrude from its center.
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Creeping St. John's Wort
09/17/2014 By James D Kalleward
Product reviewed: Creeping St. John's Wort {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
Plants were in good shape upon arrival. Of the 54 received 52 have made it thus far. Would buy from CGC again. Read full review >
Pleased with plants. Planted mid September, eastern TN. Hope they do well during winter. Read full review >
The plants came with unprecedented speed--two days. They were in great condition. I watered them and they perked right up. The plants are larger than I had anticipated for a 3 1/2 inch pot and I am indeed delighted with the service and product of Crazy Groundcovers... Read full review >
My box of prostrate St. John's Wort just arrived, beautifully packaged and healthier than a lot of plants I've received!! They're moist and I can't wait to plant them. I imagine it's hard to box up and cover such healthy and erect young plants but you did it... Read full review >
As expected from CG
05/21/2014 By Alison Skeel
Product reviewed: Creeping St. John's Wort {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Very nice and healthy. Doing great. Read full review >
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St John’s Wort only flowers on new growth, so don’t be afraid to trim or even, every year or two in winter or early spring, mow it right to the ground to rejuvenate it. At the very least, cut it back in early spring for the best blooms.

It accepts a radical shearing if you want to extend the bloom period and keep it compact/low-growing.
In areas where spreading is not desired, trim back the runners before they take root or prune ruthlessly once a year.
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Hypericum calycinum
(AKA Aaron's Beard, Jerusalem Star, Rose of Sharon)
Pronunciation: hy-PARE-ih-kum kal-ISS-in-um

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