Mounding species from Mexico, whose hardiness here was always in doubt. But I'll try a new skullcap anytime, and luckily this bloomed the year I started it from seed. Indeed it didn't survive winter, but luckily I had some seed left over and managed to get a couple more plants the following year. This time I planted them directly into the rock garden instead of in a nursery area, so that I could properly appreciate their charms. And these plants have plenty of charm: the smallest, glossiest leaves of any skullcap we've grown, which offset the rich rose flowers beautifully. Flowers start in late summer, and keep on coming until a hard freeze.
||germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (40%G, 8-11d).
Also Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (20%G, 2-5d)
- Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (41%G, 5-13d); another baggy 70F (54%G, 5-13d.
Also seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (16%G, 10d)]
Cold treatment apparently not beneficial.
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