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Scutellaria orientalis

Scutellaria orientalis
Oriental skullcap
Common name Oriental skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers soft yellow (summer)
Size 6" (spreads)
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant

Unlike other skullcaps we grow, this one stays low and is suitable as a front-of-border groundcover. The leaves are small and glossy, making for an attractive plant even when not in flower. The soft yellow flowers don't appear in large masses, but come steadily over a long season of bloom.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for var. pinnatifida from '14 trade. Baggy 70F (14%G, 11-15d)

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