Scutellaria lateriflora - Plant

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downy skullcap
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Scutellaria lateriflora, known commonly as blue skullcap, mad dog skullcap, and side-flowering skullcap, is a hardy perennial herb of the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to North America.

Common name: downy skullcap
Color: Purple
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

Care:
  • 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.


Special Feature:
Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland areas, prairies or meadows. An interesting and attractive wildflower.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • This is important as a pain medicine and for its use as a nervine.

Culinary use:
  • na

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=f530 http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-986-skullcap.aspx?activeingredientid=986&activeingredientname=skullcap
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