Hypericum polyphyllum is native to Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. It is part of the Hypericaceae family of plants. They also call it Hypericum macrocalyx or Hypericum olympicum f. macrocalyx, St John’s Wort, Aaron’s Beard, or Rockery St. Johns Wort. It grows to 45cm or 18in tall. It is an evergreen shrub.
It has dark bluish-green leaves. The leaves are elliptic. The flowers are yellow. They have five petals and numerous stamens in the center. The flowers are about 5cm or 2 in wide. Hypericum polyphyllum flowers in the summer usually in July and August. Flowers are fragrant.
How to grow Hypericum polyphyllum:
Grow Hypericum polyphyllum in the sun. Plant it in average and well-drained soil. In its native habitat, it grows in sandy soil. It prefers neutral to alkaline soil. The flowers attract insects and butterflies. It is generally disease-free and pest-free.