Facts About Hypericum Berries
Hypericum berries of pink, yellow and orange shades are often used in a variety of floral arrangements to compliment the blooms used as a main focal point. Florists love to add these berries to bridal bouquets, as well as fall themed bouquets.
Another common name for the Hypericum plants is St. John’s Wort. These species of plant is comprised of approximately 400 plants. Hypericum is part of the hypericaceae family and can be easily found all over the world. This plan has a unique yellow flower that features several little black spots; additionally, this plant features oval shaped leaves.
The plant that produces hypericum berries can grow as tall as 3 feet, and it is also a self seeding plant that blooms in early spring and stays in bloom throughout the year.
When hypericum berries are used in flower arrangements the most frequent colors you’ll see are berries that are red, green or peach colored. The red and peach colored berries are the most common with green being used less often, because of this when you order a flower arrangement with green berries you can expect the price to be a little higher. The red hypericum berries are most often used in seasonal flower arrangements, such as those available around the Christmas Holiday, where the green berry is better suited as a compliment to a bouquet, such as a bridal bouquet.
One of the reasons that many florists favor using hypericum berries in their flower arrangements is that they will not stain clothing, skin or surfaces like many of the other types of berries will.
St. John’s Wort is one plant that is especially noted for its history. This plant has been used as a medicine in the treatment of various illnesses including depression and open wounds. It is also known as a plant that is useful for warding off bad luck and evil spirits. During the Middle Ages this plant was an ingredient in potions that were brewed and used to protect home and family from the evil influence of witches.
Each year millions of doses of St. John’s Wort are taken for the treatment of depression. Although using this plant to treat mental illness may seem a little outdated, many people swear by it, claiming it works well.
St. John’s Wort is said to be one of the most used natural remedies in the world, and is most frequently used to treat not only depression, but also stomach pain, headaches; it is also taken as a sleep aid for the treatment of insomnia.
Humans have used hypericum plants at least since the time of the Romans, which used the branches as offerings to their gods. Throughout history this is one plant that has had such a wide variety of uses that it’s not too surprising to see that it is still in wide use in modern times.
In addition to its healing quality the beautiful hypericum berries produced by this plant have also been used for decretive purposes throughout history. Although its ornamental quality for florists is well known, what is not so well known is that these plants are also very attractive for landscape purposes. Many people add these plants to their gardens so that they can enjoy the beautiful blooms of these plants and their berries.
The St. John’s Wort used for landscape isn’t the same species used by florists; one popular plant is the Red Star St John’s Wort. This plant produces bright red berries that can brighten any garden.
No matter why you grow St. John’s Wort, there is always the added benefit of the hypericum berries, and their varied uses.