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Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. John’s Wort)




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I found one very handsome St. John’s Wort growing wild in Allendale Co., SC in 2016 while botanizing with George Westerfield in 2016.  It was about 6′ tall.. but only 3-4′ wide.  A size and form that would be very useful in Coastal SC, where houses are elevated but the builders often fail to leave enough room for shrubs to grow naturally.  ( So of course,  collected a little propagation material.   I identified it as Shrubby St. John’s Wort (Hypericum prolificum), but it is taller and narrower than what I find described for the species. It grows well in countainers. Bees love the flowers. I planted  several in a poorly drained garden where deer killed the Basil. It has thrived and the deer have not bothered it. The area has been flooded with salt water several times, it has not been damaged. Plant it in sun or shade in average to wet soil.

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1 gallon dormant

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