Hypericum cistifolium

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Roundpod St. John's-wort


Plant Specifics

Size:1 - 2.5 (3.5) ft tall by 1 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Treat as a perennial wildflower.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Slightly acidic



Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.


Attracts insect pollinators, especially bees.. 

Native Habitats:Wet flatwoods, margins of cypress swamps and flatwoods ponds

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures