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