Hypericum tetrapetalum

Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Four-petal St. Peter's-wort


Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Some bloom all year, but at least in central Florida, most is spring and summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:Acidic to neutral



Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.


Attracts pollinators, especially bees. Documented bees include Augochlorella aurata, Dialictzcs coreopsis and D. lniniatulus (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Flatwoods, sandhill, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures