Common Name: Skull Cap after the shape of the seed heads
Plants of woodland and woodland edge with lipped (Salvia-like) flowers on tall stems. We grow them in dappled shade and moist soil.
Propagate by seed or division of rooted shoots.
A member of the Lamiaceae family (Dead Nettles).
All Scutellaria are harmful if eaten.
The National Collection is held in Cheshire and is open by appointment. Best viewing from end June - August.
Lovely blue and lilac flowers along 2ft 6in stems. Forms a slowly spreading clump about 2ft across.
From Eastern, Central and South Eastern Europe in open deciduous woodlands.
We obtained this as seed labeled "Scutellaria zhongdianensis" but the National Collection Holder believes it may br S.altissima.
Price £4.50 (9cm pot) .