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Thought to have magical properties in part due to the bright red pigment, which seeps from the crushed flower heads, resembling the blood of St John at his beheading. Has been used as a herbal treatment for anti-depression. 

Type: Hardy Perennial

Height: 80cm 

Spread: 30cm 

Soil type: Will tolerate most soil types

Aspect: Sun/light shade 

Flower colour: Yellow

Flowering time: Summer

Hypericum perforatum St John's Wort

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