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

(5 customer reviews)

$8.50$57.00

Family:  Saint John’s Wort (Hypericaceae)
Hardy to Zones 3 to 9
(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.  Transplant or thin to 2 feet apart.  Flowers yellow to 3 to 4 feet.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown.  Not available to the states of CA, CO, MT, SD & WA.

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  1. Question

    Lynda (verified owner)

    I live in zone 6a and have ordered a plant. Can I safely plant it outdoors now or should I keep it inside until spring?

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  2. Question

    Pamela Oliver

    I live in zone 8 when is the best time to plant.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Pamela, Thanks for contacting! In a zone 8 herbaceous perennials of this sort are quite profitably started in the fall. That would probably mean flowers come the following summer. Kinda depends on how much growth it puts on in the fall, but a good chance of flowers. Spring planted SJW almost always flowers in the second year. We just finished setting in a nice long row today and wow, the plants look great! Richo

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  3. Question

    Gloria E Badella (verified owner)

    Do you think if I ordered this now and planted it in zone 5 , if it would survive the winter to return next spring ? I wasn’t able to purchase any this past spring.! My plants would return every spring in CA but I don’t know if it will be stable enough to survive at that this time in Michigan??

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Gloria,
      Thanks for staying in touch. i just think zone 5 is pretty cold for planting perennials in the fall, even when they’re listed down to cold zones like saint john’s wort is. Our plants were just started so the hope would be that if you got one in the spring, it would flower that year.
      Richo

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  4. Joanne

    Creeper at altitude?

    Joanne (verified owner)

    At altitude, 7,500’ in drifting sunlight for several years but hasn’t sent up flowering stalks. Flowers do appear on the creeping stems and I’ve dropped them into oil which did turn a lovely red. I’m holding a new group overwinter to plant into a brighter spot with less amended soil. Beautiful little ground over either way.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      creeper in first season only, then upright to flower, even normally at altitude

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    • Prudence

      Is this the St. John’s wort that grows abundantly in Northern Michigan?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi prudence, if you want to grow true medicinal saint john’s wort, to avoid confusion, i really recommend you get it from us. here’s the list of hypericum species found wild in your locality:

      Hypericum adpressum CREEPING ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum ascyron GIANT ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum boreale NORTHERN ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum canadense CANADIAN ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum ellipticum PALE ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum gentianoides ORANGE-GRASS
      Hypericum kalmianum KALM’S ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum majus LARGER CANADA ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum mutilum WEAK ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum perforatum KLAMATH WEED, GOATWEED, COMMON ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum prolificum SHRUBBY ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum punctatum SPOTTED ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum sphaerocarpum ROUND-FRUITED ST. JOHN’S-WORT
      Hypericum swinkianum SWINK’S ST. JOHN’S-WORT

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  5. Question

    carolyn herz

    can I put this plant in as late as October here in Vermont (zone 4)–enough time to get established? ditto Angelica, which I’d also like to order. finally, I am going to order oregano syrianum next year as a plant (not hardy here) but was wondering if you think I could grow it indoors, since it likes hot and dry. thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Vermont is pretty cold for fall planting of perennials or biennials–you might do better waiting until spring. Angelica is, however, extremely cold-hardy, and so you could set it in the fall, and then it would mature more reliably next spring. Zaatar is a Mediterranean plant–it will appreciate at least 12 hours of full sun per day and would suffer indoors. richo

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  6. Question

    B

    Would you recommend fall planting in zone 7a/b? Our first frost is around mid-October. Thank you!

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    • One person found this helpful
      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there, yes, you’re in a good zone for planting SJW anytime now. What usually happens is the plants drop their seed late in the year and it starts growing soon thereafter. The plant usually repines the first year and goes up to flowers midsummer of the second year.
      Richo

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    • B

      Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. Very appreciated.

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    • Aurora

      Does this plant require significant cold? I’m in a mountain zone in the Caribbean and have nighttime temperatures in the 50s Dec-Jan, lows in the low to mid 60s the rest of the time.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi aurora, no, saint johnswort is widely adapted. r

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  7. Question

    Marie

    Why isn’t it available for CO?

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  8. MONIJA

    Excellent

    MONIJA

    I’m very satisfied with my order. It was packed properly. Received healthy, not demaged and vibrant plant. I ordered also St. John’s Wort seeds. I’ll make infused oil from it like my grandma used to do for skin burns, sores and pain relief.

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    • Wendy

      Two questions: are the berries edible? Secondly, could this grow happily in a large container? We don’t want (or have room) for much spread. Thank you!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Wendy, The saint johns wort doesn’t make berries and is a medicinal plant, not a food plant. YEs, you can put them in pots. A sandy soil in outdoor conditions is helpful. Richo

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    • Natashia Vogel

      How big is the plant when you order potted plant? Would I be able to harvest this year? If I planted seeds this year would it be next year before harvest?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Natashia,
      Our potted plants are pretty nice and in adequately sized pots, not plugs–they spread in the first year you know, and in the second year go up to flower. So you have it right–planting our potted plants now would be likely to give you a harvest this year and planting seeds now would be likely to give you a harvest next year.
      Richo

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  9. Question

    tafari coffie

    When will it be back in stock?

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  10. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    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.

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    • Jill

      so will it not flower my first year?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jill, good question. They were planted last year and fulfilled a certain amount of their need to crawl, so some of the larger ones might flower this year. I would expect most of them to create a rich foundation of herbage this year and flower around June 24 of the second year *(St. John’s Day). richo

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    • Denise

      I transplanted my St John’s Wort spring of 2019. I thought it would bloom this year but it hasn’t. It has really spread and now covers a 3′ x3′ area. The plant is super healthy. How do I get it to bloom next year?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Denise, As you know the plant has two growth phases–creeping and then upright. If it hasn’t gone upright yet, then it has more time to make a good foundation, and will very likely be extraordinary when it flowers. Our SJW is in full bloom here right now so my guess is that your plant might not flower until next year. The plant requires little in terms of nutrients and water, besides what nature has to give. Richo

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