Shrubby St. Johnswort
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to mediumMature Height - 3'Mature Width - 3-6'Longevity - Very short lived (perhaps only 2-3 years)
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Bright yellow, 0.75-1" diameter, late June-AugustFruit - A dry, 0.33" long, red-brown to maroon purple, 3-valved capsule; persists all winter, offering a good identification feature. The seeds create a rattle-like noise when shaken.Leaf - Fall Color - No significant fall colorBark - Light brown, older branches with exfoliating bark.Other Features - Fruit can be dried and used in flower arrangementsPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Adaptable to many conditions, but performs best in dry, rocky, slightly acidic soils.Native Habitat - New Jersey and Iowa to GeorgiaDiseases and Insects - No serious insect or disease problemsStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name St. Johnswort.- Other plants of the family Clusiaceae.- Other plants of the genus Hypericum.- Other plants of the species Hypericum prolificum.