Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Tomentose St. John's Wort
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Item #: 739
Zones: 7b to 9a, at least
Height: 6" tall
Origin: Algeria, Southern Europe
Hypericum tomentosum is a delightful evergreen groundcover St. John's wort from Southwest Europe that makes a 6" tall sprawling mass with thumb-sized powder blue leaves. The patches are topped with clusters of bright yellow flowers held just above the foliage. Hypericum tomentosum prefers a slightly moist, but well-drained soil. In addition to being a stunning ornamental, Hypericum tomentosum is also used medicinally against epirubicin-induced oxidative stress. You don't say.