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Scutellaria spp.

Also known as

Huachuca Skullcap, Helmet flower

Scutellaria baicalensis flowers by Doronenko (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Skullcap Overview

Scutellaria is a genus of several 100 species with a wide distribution in most temperate regions of the world. They are flowering plants in the mint family, known commonly as skullcap. The genus is represented by annuals, perennials, subshrubs and a few aquatic species. They produce oppositely arranged foliage and yellow, purple, white or blue 2-lipped blooms. They are traditionally used as medicinal plants and are cultivated in gardens for their upright sprays of hooded, tubular flowers.

Common problems with Skullcap

How to propagate Skullcap


Softwood cuttings in summer.


Seed in autumn.

Special features of Skullcap

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Skullcap

Grown for their tubular flowers.