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Hypericum galioides /Bedstraw St. Johnswort

Hypericum galioides  / Hypericum galioides
Native species of hypericum growing in South Carolina's sandy soils
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Native species of hypericum growing in South Carolina's sandy soils

Low spreading shrub with a single yellow flower

Fine textured foliage

Typical hypericum flower with prominent stamens

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Scientific Name: Hypericum galioides
Common Name: Bedstraw St. Johnswort
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This drought tolerant plant can be used as a ground cover. Prune lightly after flowering to keep it from becoming leggy. It attracts butterflies when in bloom, and it has many, many blossoms in its flowering season.