1 to 5'
June, July, August, September
Dry, Medium, Moist
Average, well-drained; Tolerates wide range including dry rocky or sandy soils.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Shrubby St. John’s Wort (Hypericum prolificum) is a small deciduous (sometimes evergreen) shrub that grows naturally in sandy, open woods, meadows, and seepage slopes. The large, showy, yellow flowers bloom singly or in clusters, and they are usually covered in pollinators during their long blooming season from June to September. Shrubby St. John’s Wort tolerates partial shade, but it blooms most prolifically in full sun. Once the blooms are spent, the seed capsules form and feed birds as well as small mammals. It is a larval host for the Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (shown above). Shrubby St. John’s Wort is often used in pollinator gardens and as a shrub border, hedge, or embankment stabilizer
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Shrubby St. John’s Wort and Bushy St. John’s Wort are very similar shrubs with a few distinguishing features. Shrubby St. John’s Wort has a more open habit, the leaves are larger, and the flowers are also larger and less likely to bloom in clusters. While their native ranges do have some overlap, Bushy St. John’s Wort has a more eastern and southern coastal range while Shrubby St. John’s Wort has a range that extends into the Midwest.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!