Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds



Scutellaria lateriflora

Not to be confused with Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis ) this variety is a native of North America and is a member of the mint family, a perennial whose dried leaves are used in teas, tinctures and infusions.  Good choice for containers.  Produces pretty blue hooded flowers throughout the summer and grows 1-3' tall.  Hardy in zones 4-8.

Growing information: Soak seeds overnight, then refrigerate the seeds with a moist paper towel in a plastic bag or container for a week or two prior to planting as they require a period of cooling.  Can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.  Plant seeds in a loose seed starting mixture and cover lightly.  Water evenly until the seedlings emerge in about 2-3 weeks.  Transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed.  Plant in well-prepared soil in a location with full sun to partial shade.  Space the seedlings 8-12" apart.  Skullcap spreads by sending out rhizomes with new shoots popping up here and there.  Plants can be divided to propagate.

Min qty/packet: 0.05g