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Dense St. John’s-wort, Bushy St. Johnswort
Full sun; wet to dry moisture level; tolerates a wide range of soils including coarse sands, gravels, sandy loams to fine silts, stiff clay, peats, and mucks; moderately acid to neutral pH.
4-6 feet height by 3-4 feet spread; blooms in summer; golden yellow flowers; red brown to maroon seed capsules in fall.
Growth Rate: Slow to medium
Maintenance: Easy to grow. Infrequent disease and insect problems.
Propagation: Seed germination code A. Moderately easy from cuttings and easy from seed.
Native Region: Ridge and Valley Province
Deciduous shrub with upright oval habit, taller than broad and densely twiggy and leafy. Yellow pouffy, pom-pom like flowers. More prone to root diseases in wet years if planted in heavy clay. Valuable source of pollen for bees. Also attracts birds and butterflies.