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Commonly known as St. John's wort
Easily-grown plants in sizes for shrub borders to rock gardens and a marginal aquatic.
Used throughout the ages by herbalists.
More than half a dozen natives including H. androsaemum, Sweet amber, the leaves of which were traditionally pressed in family bibles for good fortune.
Genus of more than 400 species of deciduous, evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs and trees, annuals and herbaceous perennials occurring worldwide in a broad range of habitats, from woodland and scrub to mountain and cliffs.
Deciduous - evergreen and semi evergreen shrubs trees and annuals. Some have attractive autumn colour.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - calycinum susceptible to rust
Place of origin - worldwide
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil