Hypericum Calycinum - low St. John's wort
A legend says that the flowers of the St. John's wort absorb sunlight. Our ancestors therefore dried flowering stalks and hung them in the house. Not to brighten up the room, but as a balm for the soul. Buying St. John's wort therefore puts you in a good mood. Low St. John's wort, with the botanical name Hypericum calycinum, has particularly large cup leaves. The diameter is 5 cm and more. Up to a hundred stamens sprout from the base of the five-leaved leaves. The tips of these long, graceful stalks are topped with large ovaries. The bright yellow attracts flocks of flying insects. Butterflies, wild bees and hoverflies in particular flock to the plant and satisfy their hunger for nectar.
What you need to know about low St. John's wort
The shoots, which grow up to 30 cm high, develop long oval, smooth-edged flowers of a rich green colour. Towards summer, each shoot produces a flower as a crown. Hypericum is most at home in sunny to semi-shady locations. Shade is tolerated, possibly in combination with a slightly lower flowering strength. A loose soil, possibly interspersed with sand, comes closest to the requirements of Hypericum. The buds burst open around St. John's Day on 23 June. The splendour of the flowers lasts until late summer. Maturing, brown-red capsules contain 2mm long, cylindrical seeds. The charming ground cover bears the trivial names large or evergreen St. John's wort. Unlike other members of the genus Hypercum, the low St. John's wort retains its flowers, or at least part of them, in winter. To ensure that St. John's wort sprouts vigorously again after the cold months, it should be cut back close to the ground in early spring. To do this, you can use the lawn mower in a slightly higher setting.
Buy St. John's wort and enjoy the magic of flowers
Natural gardens receive a fragment with intense luminosity at flowering time in the form of St. John's wort. Hypericum looks lovely near ponds and streams. Or you can use the evergreen St. John's wort as a lawn substitute, if necessary for individual areas. You save the continuous mowing and can enjoy the golden-yellow flowers of the bee pasture.
Carpet-forming St. John's creepers are perfect for:
Planted in areas, the dwarf plants keep the soil weed-free.
Roots: Roots stabilise the soil and protect against erosion.
Underplanting of trees and shrubs - St. John's wort tolerates the root pressure of trees and shrubs.
For harmonious communities and colour contrasts with Hypericum, suitable sprays and storksnaps Or you can set visual accents with high ornamental grasses If space is available, white or pink pampas grass will liven up the overall look of the garden.
Versatile and Robust Groundcover
This ground cover is so popular in German gardens for various reasons. Hypericum Calycinum grows densely bushy on the ground and branches widely. It grows between 20cm and 30cm high without much care. The semi-evergreen shrub provides very good ground cover and brings bare areas of your garden to life. Parallel to the above-ground, carpet-forming growth, the plant also spreads underground shoots. This provides effective protection against erosion in two ways and is therefore very suitable for planting on a slope. The low St. John's wort is somewhat more sensitive to frost than other ground covers. Therefore you should always cut it down to the ground in spring. The young wood also sprouts and flowers, which also makes it necessary to prune the St. John's wort. However, the surface cover inspires with a very fresh look and a beautiful green. Look forward to the yellow flowers and the brown-red capsule fruit. This plant attracts bumblebees, bees and butterflies and offers plenty of pollen and nectar.
Buy Hypericum Calycinum - low St. John's wort
For one square metre you need about 12 plants
The plants of the low St. John's wort - Hypericum Calycinum are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round.