I said it’s a “wort” … not a wart!

St John's Wort

Looking for an interesting, showy plant for your landscaping or around a patio? This is St John’s Wort. It has small yellow flowers and red berries as well colorful leaves – dark green older leaves and bright yellow-green new leaves. There are several varieties so check this page at Monrovia to get the proper one for your growing zone.

This plant is deciduous but keeps its leaves through December, then they turn brown when really cold weather hits. In the Spring, I have to prune the dead wood and wait for the plant to regrow all over again. This plant has been in two years and doesn’t grow much bigger than it is here. Some of the photos on the Monrovia page have much larger plants.

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