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Scutellaria incana (Hoary skullcap)
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Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

An eastern meadow native that provides weeks of color in mid-summer. Purple flowers top bushy green plants. Found at wood's edge and in sunny meadows from New York to Arkansas.

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Scutellaria incana LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

12-16 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Hoary skullcap Interesting Notes

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. Grows to 3' tall. Small, two-lipped, purplish blue flowers (typical mint family) appear in branching, loose racemes in summer. Toothed, ovate, medium green leaves. Square stems are hoary (covered with minute white hairs), hence the sometime common name of hoary skullcap. Skullcap refers to the skull - or helmet - shaped calyx of the flower. Wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, native plant gardens, open woodland areas, prairies or meadows. Although an interesting wildflower, this species is infrequently sold by nurseries because its ornamental values are somewhat marginal. Ornamental salvias are closely related and are better selections for borders than this Scuttelaria.- Kemper Center for Home Gardening

Scutellaria incana Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Container
Container
Average
Average

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Attributes
Native to US
Dry Sun
Rock Garden
Meadow
Wildflower Garden
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative