Scutellaria lateriflora - Plant
Description for Scutellaria lateriflora
Scutellaria incana, commonly called skullcap, is a Missouri native wildflower that occurs in open woods, clearings, on slopes and along streams in the northcentral and Ozark regions of the State.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|downy skullcap||Blue||July to September||2.00 to 3.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best on dryish, sandy or clay soils.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Dry to medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Scutellaria lateriflora
- 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 inch deep) or similar starting container.
- Transplant outdoors when first true leaves are developed.
Typical uses of Scutellaria lateriflora
Special features: Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland areas, prairies or meadows. An interesting and attractive wildflower.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: This is important as a pain medicine and for its use as a nervine.
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