Scutellaria lateriflora - Plant
Common name: downy skullcap
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Skullcap Grows to a height of 8-24" and produces bright blue flowers. The genus Scutelleria is named for the shape of the calyx of the flower which resembles a small cap.Skullcap prefers partial shade to full sun. Water moderately, but make sure soil is well-drained. Prefers fertile soil.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Skullcap seeds will germinate at a high rate naturally, and does better with a short period of stratification (1 week or so).
- Seeds can be placed into refrigerator for one week, then started by lightly tamping seeds into soil in flats (1/4-3/8" deep) or similar starting container.
- Transplant outdoors when first true leaves are developed.
Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland areas, prairies or meadows. An interesting and attractive wildflower.
- This is important as a pain medicine and for its use as a nervine.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems.
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