Hypericum perforatum


Forage for Pollinators: Produces masses of orange Pollen as each flower has predominantly stamens, and is loved by all bees, but the flower yields no nectar.
Flowering time: May, June, July, August
Growing information: NATIVE PERENNIAL which grows upright and bushy to 3ft (1m) x 1’6” (0.5m) reaching maturity in up to 5 years. It likes full sun or part-shade and grows well in moist but well-drained soil which can be acid, alkaline or neutral. It is low maintenance and is ideal for a wildflower garden, slopes or in a mixed border.
This is the long-standing medicinal herb species used to treat moderate anxiety, depression and sleep problems. It contains the active phytochemicals hypericin (used to treat depression) and hyperforin (which has antibiotic properties), and is marketed as Hypericum.