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Showy Skullcap Scutellaria serrata

Phonetic Spelling
skoot-ul-AIR-ee-uh sair-AY-tuh
Description

Showy Skullcap is a perennial wildflower that can be found growing in dry, rich open woods, thickets or clearings. This plant is heat and drought tolerant. This plant has showy flowers and are purple around leaf margins.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#wildflowers#bumblebees#NC native#native wildflower#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#moth larvae
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#wildflowers#bumblebees#NC native#native wildflower#food source nectar#food source pollen#food source hard mast fruit#moth larvae
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Scutellaria
    Species:
    serrata
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A. to Illinois
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is available June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" violet-blue flowers on terminal raceme. Flowers bloom May through June.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Whorled, oval, stalked 2-4" leaves, coarsely toothed and pointed. Leaf margins are purple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Smooth stem.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Moths
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat