A picture of a Scrophularia

Scrophularia

Scrophularia spp.

Scrophularia nodosa8 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Scrophularia

Scrophularia scorodonia FlorFrontal 2011-5-22 SierraMadrona
Scrophularia nodosa Luc Viatour
Scrophularia nodosa6
A photo of Scrophularia
A photo of Scrophularia

Scrophularia Overview

Around 200 species comprise this genus of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs in the figwort family. They are native to Asia with some found in parts of Europe and North America. They are characterised by their square stems and large leaves in pairs topped by clusters of small flowers. There are several cultivars available, bred often for variegated foliage, and these garden varieties are happiest in a boggy area in partial shade.

Common problems with Scrophularia

How to propagate Scrophularia

Division

Division in spring.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Scrophularia

Some are grown for their variegated foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.