The tallest-growing skullcap in our garden, with attractive dark crinkly foliage. Flowers start in mid-summer. We got our original plant at a wildflower sale several years ago, and have found propagation by seed to be difficult. So we just enjoy the one or two plants that we have. I think they return late in spring, since every year I think we lost them, and then I find them again later in the season.
||ordinary garden soil
||Needs extended cold period to germinate
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late September|
|The flowers close up look like silly puppets, like many in the mint family. ||
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|sabinski||Nov 12, 2005||some years ago in a nursery i happened to have germinating seed. we did cold-germination, but the percentage was poor. cuttings were a bit better.|
|Nelia Nicolay||Oct 20, 2008||this is really a wonderful plant, but in my own garden Ive never found seedlings. With best wishes from Old germany|
It doesn't self-seed for me either - but I've managed to germinate its seed under controlled conditions.
|Britta||Apr 29, 2010||We bought one of these a few years ago and have found many seedlings come up around it every year. It loves its location here in Tulsa in light shade at the edge of our rain garden!|
|Karen||May 01, 2010||I found this wildflower in an open cleared area and transplanted to my moist, full sun garden. It freely reseeds every year and the flowers and the seeds in the fall are just beautiful. Harmony, Pennsylvania|
- Seed from '03 garden. Baggy 35F (6w)-70F(4w)-70F with light (2w). No germination, moved seed to pot set outside in mid-March. 10%G by mid-May.
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (3w; 15%G, 3-6d). Only 20% of germinated seeds produced viable seedling.
- Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (78%G, 2-9d)
- Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (70%G, 3-8d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (50%G, 3-9d)
- Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 35F (13w) - 70F (62%G, 4-9d)
Clothier says germinates cold, which did not occur in baggy.
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