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Marsh St. John's Wort

Hypericum elodes

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

45cm

20cm

Min

30cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Marsh St. John's Wort Overview

This creeping low growing species thrives happily in mud or up to 5cm of water. It develops a round plant with woolly leaves that helps to disguise a ponds edges. In July and August it develops small yellow flowers at the tips of the stems.

Common problems with Marsh St. John's Wort

Generally pest and disease free

How to harvest Marsh St. John's Wort

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Marsh St. John's Wort

Division

Divide clumps in spring

Cuttings

Take cuttings in summer.

Seed

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

Other uses of Marsh St. John's Wort

Grown for their conspicuous, yellow flowers with prominent stamens. This shrub is very attractive to bees.