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Mad-Dog Skullcap - Plant

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Scutellaria lateriflora has an upright habit, wetland-loving species.

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. The stems are light green to pale reddish-green, 4-angled, and hairless or sparsely canescent; they have a tendency to sprawl.

The blades of the opposite leaves cordate-ovate to broadly lanceolate, hairless, and coarsely serrated along the margins. Both terminal and axillary racemes of flowers are produced by the upper stems. Each flower is consisting of a tubular corolla and a tubular calyx. The corolla is pale blue, lavender, or white; it has short upper and lower lips. The lower is lip is often white, while the upper lip is often a slightly darker color.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Blue skullcap, mad dog skullcap, side-flowering skullcap
Maximum Reachable Height 1 to 2.5 feet
Flower Colour Pale blue, lavender, or white
Bloom Time July Aug Sept
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Before winter, add 4 to 6 inches of mulch, simply to delay the ground freeze and allow the roots to keep growing.
  • Leave the mulch until spring once the last hard frost has passed.

    Mad care

    The preference is light shade to full sun, wet to moist conditions, and soil with abundant organic matter. Shallow rocky or gravelly soil is tolerated if it retains moisture during dry spells. Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches. The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps plant bulbs cool when temperatures soar.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 48 to 70 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mad special feature


    Mad uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Mad?

    Mad is commonly known as Blue skullcap, mad dog skullcap, side-flowering skullcap

    How tall do Mad grow?

    On average Mad grows 1 to 2.5 feet

    What color are Mad?

    A Mad plant bears flowers of color Pale blue, lavender, or white

    When Mad blooms?

    With enough light, Mad may produce Pale blue, lavender, or white flowers in July Aug Sept

    How hard is Mad to grow?

    A Mad is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Mad need?

    A Mad prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

    How much water does a Mad need?

    A Mad prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Mad need?

    A Mad prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Mad like?

    A Mad prefers 48 to 70 degrees F

    How often should I fertilize my Mad?

    To encourage Mad growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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