Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides)

The Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides) is generally described as a perennial shrub or subshrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides) has green foliage and inconspicuous yellow flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the early summer, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until summer. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate growth rate. At maturity, the typical Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides) will reach up to 2.5 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 2 feet.

The Bedstraw St. Johnswort (Galioides) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bare root, container. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have low vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -3°F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Moderate
General Type Shrub, Subshrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Early Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Multiple Stem
Drought Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 2.5
Vegetative Spread None
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Summer
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container
Moisture Requirements High
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -3
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 4.9–7.2 pH
Precipitation Range 32–32 inches/yr
Planting Density 1200–2700 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 220 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA