Scutellaria incana

Skullcap

Photo Credit: New Moon Nursery


Scutellaria incana

Skullcap

This native Eastern wildflower produces soft blue-violet, hooded flowers in 6" racemes above a bushy mound of green, toothed foliage for several weeks in summer. Pollinators find it attractive but four-legged creatures do not due to its bitter-tasting foliage. Best in some shade where it will spread by rhizomes to form small colonies.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 2-3
  • Spread: 1-2
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Native Species
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 9
  • Height: 2-3
  • Spread: 1-2
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Native Species
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Low
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes