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Scutellaria ovata (heartleaf skullcap)
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Scutellaria ovata

heartleaf skullcap

The foliage of this native beauty has a metallic-purple appearance in spring and early summer. As the leaves lose their luster in mid-summer, spikes of flowers appear in a cloud of violet blue. It prefers a dry, gravelly part shade, but will grow in any part or full shade site. Can go dormant after flowering in warmer zones.

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Height

18 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Scutellaria ovata Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in part or full shade in well-drained soil. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Green Infrastructure
Woodland
Meadow/Prairie
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Vegetative