Hoary Skullcap

Colony-forming perennial in the mint family with rounded, toothed leaves and stalks topped with multiple tiny flowers. The flowers are blue to lavender, tubular in shape with extended lower lips that curve upwards. The flowers are followed by a helmet-like seed capsule that forcibly ejects the seeds when it ripens by means of a spring-like mechanism. This species is good for well-drained sandy soils in shade to partial shade.

Scientific Name: Scutellaria incana
Bloom Color: Blue, Violet
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Flat topped horseshoe shaped capsule that turns from green to brown as it ripens on the stem. Seeds are ejected as the pod splits open, often several feet from the plant.
Habit: Herb
Height: 2-5'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 1
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Farm, Community Garden, Planter, Street Scape, Urban Garden, Border Woodland, Mesic, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Shade, Other
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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