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Scutellaria ovata

Common name heart-leaf skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers blue (summer)
Size 24"
Light part shade
Cultural notes needs sharply drained soil

I like to try different skullcaps - but find most of them difficult to grow from seed. So it is with this one - a single seedling, and judging from online information, it's a bit of a finnicky plant. I don't even know where in our garden we can provide excellent drainage, dry gritty soil, and part shade. But we'll try...

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '06/'07 exchange. Baggy 70F (24d) - 35F (39d) - 70F (5%G, 12d). Exposure to light did not result in additional germination.
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (8w) - 35F (8w) - 70F (6%G, 3d)

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