A genus of hardy, low-growing shrubs generally with yellow flowers, mostly natives of Southern Europe and the United States. All are of easy culture, growing freely in any good garden soil. Hypericum delights in a shady nook under the shelter of tall shrubs for which it makes an excellent undergrowth or carpet, thickly covering the surface of the ground with its foliage and bright-yellow flowers. There are many fine species, such as H. Moserianum, H. Androsaemum, H. patulum, etc., well deserving a place in the shrubbery.

Propagate by cuttings placed in a cold frame in Autumn; shade them for the first few days, and, when they are rooted, plant them in nursery rows until wanted.