Herb latin name: Hypericum patulum


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



Medicinal use of Hypericum patulum:

The seeds are aromatic and stimulant.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Shady ravines, sometimes on rocks. Open hillsides, 1500 - 2400 metres in the Himalayas.

Other uses of Hypericum patulum:

Plants are sometimes grown as a hedge. Wood - close grained, moderately hard.

Propagation of the herb:

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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring. Cuttings of mature wood, 12 - 17cm with a heel, October/November in a sheltered position outdoors. Plants root by the spring. Good percentage.

Cultivation of Hypericum patulum:

Shady ravines, sometimes on rocks. Open hillsides, 1500 - 2400 metres in the Himalayas.

Known hazards of Hypericum patulum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.