Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia) Plant



Scutellaria laterifolia is known commonly as blue skullcap. It is a hardy perennial herb of the mint family and is native to North America.  Skullcap grows near marshes, meadows, and other wet habitat. The blue flowers are produced along the length of side branches that grow from the leaf axils.
Growing Zones:4 – 8
Native Range:North America
Mature Height:12 – 36 inches
Mature Width:12 – 15 inches
Spacing:12 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Water:Moderate – Heavy
Soil Type:Loamy, moist
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Small
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Purple
Harvest:Flowering Tops
Harvest Time:2nd year
Drought Tolerance:Poor
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant


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