This hardy perennial herb is a sedative with a pain reducing effect and the yellow flowers steeped in oil are good for the skin. It can interfere with conventional medicine and shouldn’t be used regularly without qualified advice.
- Dye herb
- Loved by bees
- Good herb for the skin
St. John’s wort was administered as a remedy to the Roman army to help stop bleeding and act as a slave for wounds and burns. During the middle ages it was it was credited with keeping houses safe from evil spirits. The cheerful yellow flowers have numerous central stamens packed with pollen for bees to enjoy.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: June - September
St. Johns wort grows wild in the UK and I have seen meadows full of its yellow flowers in summer. It thrives in sunny places and isn't too fussy over soil though it wouldn't like very dry types. It spreads through root stock and also self-seeds pretty well. Seedlings growing in the wrong spot can be transplanted when young. It is very happy in both containers and the ground and can be split when established for gifts to others or to make new patches.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.