Phonetic: hy-PER-ih-kum pro-LIF-ih-kum
Shrubby St John's Wort will naturally form a round-bush appearance but can be pruned early spring for a more mounded shape. An absolute bee magnet that is not picky about its sun and soil needs. Able to grow under just about any soil condition you could throw at it, this lovely shrub is also quite resistant to deer and rabbits. It is a host plant for a variety of caterpillars and Gray Hairstreak Butterfly.
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Bloom Time: July, August, September
- Soil Type: Medium
- Mature Plant Size: 2-5'H, 2-4'W
- Plant Spacing: 3-4'
- Host Plant: Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
- Advantages: Deer resistant, tolerant of different soil types and moisture levels, winter resistant
- Landscape Uses: Butterfly garden, cottage gardens, hedge, perennial border
- Companion Plants: Black Eyed Susan, Common Boneset, Cup Plant, Joe Pye Weed, Wild Bergamot
- Deer Resistant