Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) seeds, organic [CA, CO, MT, SD, WA no]

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Family:  Saint John's Wort (Hypericaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 7
(St. John's Wort) Herbaceous perennial with worldwide distribution.  We love this herb that volunteers so selflessly for the betterment of all.  Traditional usage (TWM): restore damaged nerve tissue, strengthens urinary organs, antidepressant. Plant prefers dry to mesic, poor or quickly draining soils, full sun.  Light dependent germinator.  Sow in spring.  Use very sandy soil mix, press seed firmly into surface and keep evenly moist and in the light until germ, which takes about 5 days.  Transplant or thin to 3 to 4 feet apart.  Flowers yellow to 3 to 4 feet.  Many growers have had questions about this herb because it looks a bit like 2 different herbs depending on the season.  First year it creeps and crawls, and second year it sends up multiple stiff stems that flower yellow in midsummer.

Packet contains 500 seeds
1 g contains ~8,000 seeds
5 g contains  ~40,000 seeds
10 g contains ~80,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

Due to noxious weed laws, seed of Hypericum perforatum not available to the states of California, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota or Washington.

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  1. Question

    Shahiidah (verified owner)

    I see in the picture of St. John’s Wort, rows of the plant. How do you cultivate it in rows like that? Any special ground coverage to prepare the soil? Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Shahidah, Thanks for getting in touch. Nothing special, really, except that the plant itself is very special. Standard agricultural technique–start the plants in greenhouse, transplant to field in rows, cultivate between the rows. I think you would benefit from reading my book “The Medicinal Herb Grower.” Richo

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    Barbara

    I’m concerned about the seeds freezing should they deliver when I’m working. Packages sit on my porch all day until I get home. Should I wait until Feb or March to order. I live in NH

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Barbara,
      I’m not concerned about dry seeds encountering freezing temperatures during delivery, this has never caused a problem for us.
      Richo

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    Donna Hummel

    Rated 5 out of 5
    St Johns Wort

    Donna Hummel

    My St Johns Wort will be in it’s third year in my garden. It is thriving with little to no special attention. I have found that I need a lot more flowers for my oil. I can’t keep it in stock! I love finding my seeds and plants from Strictly Medicinal. I know I can count on high quality. Thank you!

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    Sylvia Young

    Why is this “noxious” in those states? I love this plant, easy to control and so very useful!.

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      That is not for me, a plant advocate, to explain, but it is nice to live in Oregon, the one Western state where the plant is allowed in trade. A sign of dire deterioration of societal values when the plant of light is relegated to a noxious weed. richo

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    • Susan Dabney

      Has anybody tried to grow Hypericum in a short day area? Like Ecuador….\

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi there, the plant is native to Ecuador and a number of other South American countries on the Pacific side. Richo

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  5. One person found this helpful
    javicmor

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Easy to germinate.

    javicmor (verified owner)

    Planted 12/10/2017 picture taken 3/06/2018. Looking forward to St J. yellow flowers!

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yup, and you’re well beyond the germination phase. Plants will sprawl like that and then go up to flower around June 24th. Richo

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    Sandy Rowley

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy Rowley

    Love St. Joans Wort! I use it for sunscreen and sore muscles too.

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