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Scutellaria incana - Skullcap (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)

Perennials

Scutellaria incana

Skullcap

Scutellaria incana, commonly called skullcap, is a Missouri native wildflower that occurs in open woods, clearings, on slopes and along streams in the northcentral and Ozark regions of the State. In midsummer its strong square stems branch to produce an abundance of deep blue flowers 1 inch long, similar in appearance to snap dragons. Continous bloom time of about 6 weeks.


An interesting and attractive wildflower.

Skullcap Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers light shade. Best on dryish, sandy or clay soils.

Height:

24-36 in

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Spread:

18-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Scutellaria incana

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Naturalizing
Clay Soil
Rock Garden
Border or Bed
Salt Tolerant
Mass Planting
Native
Great Companion Plants for Scutellaria incana
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