Skullcap

Scutellaria spp.

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profile iconScutellaria baicalensis flowers
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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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Blue, Yellow, White
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