|Developing seedboxes |
The largest-flowered skullcap we've grown. The plant stays low, but the flowers are gorgeous, worth admiring up close. Depending on the light quality, the flowers can appear fairly evenly royal blue, or distinctly two-toned with white. Unfortunately, it's not been a long-lived plant in our garden. Our first crop stuck around into their third year; our second crop seems to have disappeared without a trace in their first year. This past year, we grew several nice-sized plants, which bloomed just months after starting them from seed, in our orchard holding area. But one day, they were all gone - I think because they were planted in a low-lying area, and we had lots of wet weather this year. I'll be looking around for seed to replace these beauties...
||full sun-part shade
||Give 2 weeks cold, then germinate at room temperature.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Mark||Aug 01, 2008||Beautiful photos. Thank you|
|Cristie||Aug 29, 2011||What zone are you in? I want to try growing Scutellaria Baicalensis because it's an ingredient in an herbal nasal spray my company sells. I thought that would be so cool, and this is the first time I've seen anyone talk about growing it. I wasn't sure, since it is native to such cold regions, how it would tolerate a Memphis summer. That my explain why it's been somewhat short-lived and unpredictable for you. |
I'm in a zone 6 stretch of Pennsylvania. The scutellaria is doing nicely right now :-)
|Diana||Nov 24, 2014||Greetings Rob, I am very interested in Chinese skullcap seeds and was wondering if you have any available and what the price would be?? Would you be interested in Jimson weed seed? (I have lots) Thank-you
I'm afraid I neglected to collect seed from this plant this year, so I have none to offer. Good luck finding it elsewhere.
- Seed from '00 trade. 2 weeks cold; 66%G at 70F, 2d
- Same seed as above. Same treatment, 75%G
- Seed from garden '03. 2 weeks cold; 60%G at 70F, 3-5d
- Seed from garden '03. Baggy 35F (22d) - 70F (20d; no G, moldy)
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (15d) - 70F (85%G, 3d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (16d) - 70F (no G, 17d)
Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (18d) - 70F (77%G, 3-6d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (15d) - 70F (19d; no G).
Baggy 70F (7%G, 8-28d)
- Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 35F (3w) - 70F (81%G, 3d)
- Seed from '12 garden. Baggy 35F (3w) - 70F (11%G, 3d)
I've yet to figure out why some seed lots germinate and others don't...
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