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A picture of a Helmet flower

Helmet flower

Scutellaria costaricana

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Helmet flower Overview

This species is an upright perennial growing to 2m, which is suffused dark purple. The leaves are elliptic to ovate with a shallowly cordate base. The flowers are borne in racemes of orange-red blooms with deep yellow within the lip.

Common problems with Helmet flower

How to propagate Helmet flower

Division

You can propagate by division in winter or from fresh seeds sown in autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Helmet flower

Grown for their tubular flowers.