Plant types and subtypes:
Light Requirements: part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: rich
Bloom Time: May, June
Bloom Color: violet, purple, blue
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7
Native Range: AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA
Additional Tags: clumping, mounding, 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.
showy skullcap is one of several under utilized species of Scutellaria. The genus modifier serrata, is a reference to this species' highly serrated leaves.
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: PA
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