Hypericum calycinum

St. John's Wort

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Long blue-green leaves
  • Bright golden yellow flowers in late spring
  • Semi-evergreen groundcover
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average well drained soil. Thrives in sandy soil in full sun.  

Grows in full-part-sun.  Less floriferous in part-shade

Height: 15-18 in
Spacing: 18 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Yellow
Zone: 5-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Ground Cover
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil