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Yellow Helmet Flower

Scutellaria orientalis

Also known as

Yellow-Flowered Skullcap

Scutellaria orientalis subsp pinnatifida1 by Pethan (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Yellow Helmet Flower

Scutellaria orientalis 1
Scutellaria orientalis var pinnatifida 1
Scutellaria orientalis pinnatifida 1

Yellow Helmet Flower Overview

Scutellaria orientalis is a rhizomatous perennial species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is known commonly as yellow-flowered skullcap or yellow helmet flower. Foliage is oppositely arranged and the flowers are yellow and 2-lipped. Leaves are strongly toothed along their edges, with reticulate venation. They are traditionally used as medicinal plants and are cultivated in gardens for their upright sprays of hooded, tubular flowers. These measure approximately 3cm in length and are borne in summer.

Common problems with Yellow Helmet Flower

How to propagate Yellow Helmet Flower

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Yellow Helmet Flower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Yellow Helmet Flower

Grown for their tubular flowers.