Hmmm... Got this via the HPS/MAG seed exchange, where the catalog entry says it's an annual with lavender-blue flowers, which self-sows freely. A different online source says it's a perennial hardy to zone 5, with coral red-pink flowers. GRIN is blissfully unaware of this species. So I guess only time will tell what I really have on my hands!
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Laura||Oct 06, 2012||So nice to see your website with so much info about Scutellarias. My S. diffusa is a plant from Annie's Annuals that is proving to be perennial just like the Annie's website says. The flowers are purple and white and in my coastal California location they bloom in August. Last year I collected seed from the plant and surface sowed it in two 4" pots in the fall. In one pot I used plain old potting soil and in the other I used potting soil with a bunch of pumice added. I put the two pots in a part shade location outdoors and then neglected them a lot. About seven or eight months later, right around the summer solstice, a cute little seedling resembling the parent plant emerged in the pot that did not have extra pumice added. Now it is almost a year since I sowed the seeds and I still just have that one seedling but I'm thrilled to have even one.|
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