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Scutellaria resinosa

Scutellaria resinosa
Year three
sticky skullcap; prairie skullcap
Year two
Scutellaria resinosa

Common name sticky skullcap; prairie skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers purple-blue (late spring-summer)
Size 6-12"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

Native to the central and southwestern United States, this skullcap sports small gray-green leaves, and purple-blue flowers with blue-spotted white central features in late spring. It bloomed as a first-year plant with a sprawly habit (see photo below), but in its subsequent years it had a nicely upright bushy form. So far, it's definitely stayed on the short end of the height range above. Ours inhabited the rock garden, where its drought tolerance and colorfulness are great assets. Unfortunately it didn't last past its third year.

sticky skullcap; prairie skullcap
Scutellaria resinosa
Year one

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

Read about the other skullcaps in our garden

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (78%G, 5-11d)
  2. Seed from '12 garden. Baggy 70F (87%G, 5-16d)

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