Scutellaria lateriflora - Plant

Skullcap is a plant. The above ground parts are used to make medicine.

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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name downy skullcap
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour Blue
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and 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 inch deep) or similar starting container.
  • Transplant outdoors when first true leaves are developed.

    Scutellaria lateriflora care

    Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best on dryish, sandy or clay soils.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Scutellaria lateriflora special feature

    Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland areas, prairies or meadows. An interesting and attractive wildflower.

    Scutellaria lateriflora uses

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Scutellaria lateriflora ?

    Scutellaria lateriflora is commonly known as downy skullcap

    How tall do Scutellaria lateriflora grow?

    On average Scutellaria lateriflora grows 2.00 to 3.00 feet

    What color are Scutellaria lateriflora ?

    A Scutellaria lateriflora plant bears flowers of color Blue

    When Scutellaria lateriflora blooms?

    With enough light, Scutellaria lateriflora may produce Blue flowers in July to September

    How hard is Scutellaria lateriflora to grow?

    A Scutellaria lateriflora is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Scutellaria lateriflora need?

    A Scutellaria lateriflora prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

    How much water does a Scutellaria lateriflora need?

    A Scutellaria lateriflora prefers watering Dry to medium

    What kind of soil does a Scutellaria lateriflora need?

    A Scutellaria lateriflora prefers well-drained soil

    How often should I fertilize my Scutellaria lateriflora ?

    To encourage Scutellaria lateriflora growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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