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Hypericum prolificum

Shrubby St. John's Wort

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Hypericum prolificum (Shrubby St. John's Wort)

This dense little shrub with stiff erect stems and blue-green leaves blooms in summer with very showy, bright yellow, one inch flowers. In September, brown seed pods form and remain on the plant all winter and can be used in dried floral arrangements. The older gray bark peels back to expose a pale orange interior.

Additional Information:

1-5 Feet


1-4 Feet


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis), Deciduous Holly (Ilex decidua), Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata), Foxglove Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis), Pasture Rose (Rosa carolina), Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation


Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map