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Scutellaria alpina

Scutellaria alpina
alpine skullcap

Common name alpine skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers purple/white (summer)
Size 10"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
Seed ripensmid-July

So far in our garden, this is a low-growing plant, with dark grey-green leaves returning from last year's twiggy stems. Two-lipped purple-and-white flowers appear in June, and produce interesting seed cases. Supposedly can be used as ground cover, but at least for now, the growth pattern is too sparse to be used that way.

Scutellaria alpina

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (2w) - 70F with light (2w) - 35F (7w) - 70F (15%G, 3-10d)
  3. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (3w; 5%G, 12d) - 35F (8w) - 70F (50%G, 6-16d)
  4. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (7w) - 70F (20d; no G). Must have been a poor seed harvest.

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