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Red Star™ St. John's Wort

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 36 Inches
  • Mature Spread 30 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Red Star™ St. John's Wort, or Hypericum Inodorum Red Star™ is a deciduous shrub with masses of yellow buttercup flowers that bloom in the spring. These cheery clouds of flowers are followed by vibrant glossy berries, which is where Red Star™ gets its name. Both are excellent to provide structure and width to cut flower arrangements and bouquets. Red Star™ foliage has ovate, green leaves that form into an attractive 30 to 36 inch mound with floating berries on wiry stems.

Red Star™ St. John's Wort is rust resistant and easy to grow. It grows at a medium rate, and its branches spread upright. It is low-maintenance and generally pest and disease free. This shrub is deer and rabbit resistant and perfect for long-lasting color in your garden. They make stunning hedges and borders when grown together.

Red Star™ St. John's Wort Care

This beautiful shrub prefers dry to average watering and is drought-tolerant. They work great in low-water gardens. Red Star™ St. John's Wort can tolerate most types of soils, but needs to have very good drainage. It should be planted in areas with full sun or partial shade, in an area with moderate shelter from damaging winds. 

You can prune your Red Star™ St. John's Wort as soon as it has finished blooming, or in late winter when the berries start to fall. Cutting back dead branches and leaves before new growth can start is ideal. You should prune off around one third of the total shrub. Pruning your Red Star™ St. John's Wort will increase its flowering in the future. Consider a thick mulch at the base of the plant to protect it during winter months. 

Red Star™ St. John's Wort Spacing

Red Star™Shrubs can be grown as a single plant or in groups. They should be spaced from 24 to 36 inches apart at the center when planting. They are a beautiful indoor, or outdoor option, and grow well in pots and containers. Because they grow upright, they should be the thriller in your container combination.

Red Star™ St. John's Wort Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 36 Inches
Mature Spread: 30 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 30 - 36 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Red Star™ St. John's Wort
Other Name(s):

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.