Herb latin name: Hypericum kamtschaticum


Family: Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort Family)



Edible parts of Hypericum kamtschaticum:

Young plant and shoot tips - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine regions in northern and central Japan.

Propagation of Hypericum kamtschaticum:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 10C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine regions in northern and central Japan.

Medicinal use of Hypericum kamtschaticum:

None known

Known hazards of Hypericum kamtschaticum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.