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.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
Read about all the skullcaps in our garden
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Scutellaria alpina
Some particularly helpful links to other websites
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (80%G, 4-7d)
- Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (2w) - 70F with light (2w) - 35F (7w) - 70F (15%G, 3-10d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (3w; 5%G, 12d) - 35F (8w) - 70F (50%G, 6-16d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (7w) - 70F (20d; no G). Must have been a poor seed harvest.
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March 28, 2010