A flower with an interesting reputation, hypericum provides intricate beauty in a floral arrangement. Also known as St. John’s wort with its medicinal properties, the flowers brighten any day with colors that range from pale yellow to very bright yellow. Seeking a way to create an even more spectacular hypericum, horticulturalists have developed some amazing hybrids with gorgeously large and showy flowers, as well as the beautiful clusters of berries often used in arrangements.
History of Hypericum
Found all over the world, hypericum flowers are beautiful within bouquets and arrangements tied to seasonal events like Thanksgiving. In fact, the berries found on hypericum plants are also used in arrangements, with green berries making an appearance for the winter holidays and orange berries appearing in vibrant autumn displays.
Although a variety of hypericum flowers are the perfect addition to a large, ornamental display, some places in the world actually consider some species of St. John’s wort a nuisance weed when they appear on farms. Fortunately, that’s not the case everywhere since the flowers do brighten any basket of fall flowers. Hypericum was also an ingredient in wine enjoyed by soldiers during the Civil War.
Choosing Your Display
The warm colors of yellow, brown, and orange that everyone associates with the fall are a perfect match for hypericum, and they complement almost any occasion. You may want to include them in a classic fall cornucopia alongside other seasonal favorites like roses, gerbera daisies, and some fall leaves thrown in as a nod to the changing colors of the season.
Hypericum also pairs well with the flowers you might find in an alpine meadow with shades of ginger, cardamom, and saffron creating a lively and animated bouquet. As a focal point for the entryway of your home, long stems of roses, hypericum, carnations, and daisies look stunning, particularly when they’re presented in a tall glass vase.
Getting Creative with Hypericum
If you’re getting a custom designer centerpiece crafted for your Thanksgiving dinner or other fall seasonal event, you’ll definitely want to ask for hypericum. Small hypericum attached to stems with thick leaves are beautiful as a delicate garnish in a large display. Large hypericum flowers are a terrific way to create some style and panache in a warm, fall bouquet. The beautiful bright red berries also add a vibrant splash of color to any centerpiece.
However you choose to use hypericum to decorate your autumn party or holiday, you’ll love the bright and festive feel of this versatile plant.