St John’s wort (Hyper­icum per­fo­ra­tum)

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This highly-re­garded medic­i­nal plant pro­duces lux­u­ri­ant dyes in golden yel­lows, ma­roon, browns and greens. These colours are de­rived from the fresh flow­ers us­ing dif­fer­ent meth­ods. Mi­nus the flow­ers, the plant tops will pro­vide beige-brown colours. St John’s wort is easy to grow and is on some re­gional coun­cils’ watch list (but don’t con­fuse it with the na­tion­ally banned Hyper­icum an­drosae­mum). It is a hardy peren­nial that grows in full sun or part-shade.

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