St. Andrew’s Cross is a hardy woodland plant related to St. John’s Wort and distinguished by its unusual-looking, bright yellow, cruciform flowers. St. Andrew’s Cross can be grown from seed anytime after the risk of frost has gone away. It requires lots of water and mild temperature and climate conditions in the early stages of growth, but relatively little fertilizer. The mature plants form dense mats up to three feet wide and covered with St Andrew’s Cross’ signature cross-shaped flowers.
- St. Andrew’s Cross comes from the same family of plants as St. John’s Wort.
- The plant grows in partial sunlight, well-drained soil, and states east of the Mississippi River the best.
- The plant does not need a lot of water or the help of much fertilizer to grow well, and they grow best after it’ll no longer frost.
“St. Andrew’s cross plant is named for the bright yellow, cross-shaped flowers that appear from early summer until autumn.”