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Scutellaria serrata

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Flowers of Scutellaria serrata (showy skullcap)
  • Flowers of Scutellaria serrata (showy skullcap)
  • Flowers of Scutellaria serrata (showy skullcap)
  • Scutellaria serrata (showy skullcap)
  • Scutellaria serrata (showy skullcap)

Scutellaria serrata

Also known as:

showy skullcap

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Plant types and subtypes:
Perennials

Light Requirements: part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: rich

Height: 1'-2'

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

Scutellaria serrata

Also known as:

showy skullcap

,

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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.

Scutellaria serrata

Also known as:

showy skullcap

,

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA

Scutellaria serrata

Scientific Synonyms:

Common Synonyms:

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae Mint family
Genus Scutellaria skullcap
Species Scutellaria serrata showy skullcap

Scutellaria serrata

Also known as:

showy skullcap

,