|Early-fall rebloom - new blue among the seedpods of early summer |
I originally had this listed as Scutellaria woronowii, the name on the seed packet for which I traded. I was never quite sure of its identity, but two helpful comments (see below) convinced me it's in fact altissima. It's a fairly typical skullcap, one-sided flowerstalks of blue blooms over fresh-green serrated foliage. Meanwhile, I started plants from a seed lot actually labeled as altissima - we'll see if those plants look the same.
||germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early July|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Read about all the skullcaps in our garden
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Jane Stanley ( Ireland )||Sep 19, 2004||Hi Rob
The RHS Plantfinder lists Scutellaria woronowii as a synonym for Scutellaria albida ssp. colchica .
Jane ( congratulations on the excellent info and photos !) |
|David Slootmans||Aug 03, 2006||Hi Rob , i recognise your Scutellaria as S.altissima.
a google search on this name gives some images
all the best David|
Thanks David - Scutellaria definitely appears to be a confusing genus.
|Pavel,Ukraine||Jun 28, 2008||It's really S.altissima.S.woronowii has bracts more longer than tubes and unicolor pale-violet flowers.S.altissima has bicolor flowers as it's seen on the photos.Both species grows in Ukraine.S.altissima widely spread,S.woronowii only at Crimea peninsula(unique habitat)|
Thanks Pavel - I've finally renamed the page.
|Jeanette||Jun 03, 2017||I finally identified this, already flourishing the second year, from seed I got from you. (I'm not a very conscientious labeller). It was confusing because the flowers seem smaller than the ones on your pictures. I love the combination of the light green foliage and the pretty blue flowers, but for me the bloom seems to be very brief. Will they flower again if cut back?|
I'm not sure if they rebloom. For me, the flowering on different plants in the stand was typically staggered, so that the overall bloom time went on for a while (a month, perhaps).
- Seed for 'S. woronowii' from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (100%G, 8d)
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 65F (26%G, 11-16d)
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