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propagating perennials: Hypericum-St. John’s Wort, Aaron’s Beard
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hypericum-St. John’s Wort, Aaron’s Beard

Propagating Hypericum or St. John’s Wort should be done in the spring by digging up the underground runner/stolon, with roots, that shoot out from the woody parent plant. Hypericum is associated with St. John the Baptist, it blooms around his birthday, June 24, and bleeds red oil on its yellow blooms, around the time he was beheaded. Honeybees enjoy the nectar, in Canada it is considered an invasive plant and it is deciduous in winter. It grows in average to poor soil in either sun or partial shade, is deer resistant, tolerates heat, and reaches a height of 12".

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