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- Height: 1'-2'
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- Additional Tags:
- shade garden plant,
- woodland garden plant
The showy skullcap produces terminal racemes of 1” blue, snapdragon shaped-flowers. Plants will grow into 1' to 2' tall, well defined mounds. The leaves are toothed and ovate.
Enjoying part shade and/or morning sun, Scutellaria serrata does best in rich, well drained soil. It is beautiful planted in groups. This is a great selection for moist to dry woodland or shade gardens. It blooms late spring, May and June. Zones 6-7
Propagate from seed, or by clump division in spring.
- Additional Notes:
showy skullcap is one of several under utilized species of Scutellaria. The genus modifier serrata, is a reference to this species' highly serrated leaves.
Map of Native Range
- Range by State: USDA data
- Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
*The map of native range is based on the latest available USDA data.
There may be gaps in the county level distribution.
AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
|Species:||Scutellaria serrata||showy skullcap|
USDA Endangered Status