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Scutellaria incana

Native Plants

Downy Skullcap

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Summary

Scutellaria incana features strong, upright growth with eye-catching, deep-blue flowers, making it an excellent choice for the sunny garden. This partial shade to full sun perennial attains a height from 24-36” tall with darkly-colored stems, 2-4” long oppositely-arranged leaves and many striking, rich deep-blue flowers in mid to late July. The round-top flowers are covered with fine, soft hairs giving rise to its common name, downy skullcap. It thrives in a moist, rich soil but is content with average soil conditions. Downy skullcap is drought-tolerant once established and grows well with companions such as Carex grayi, Rhexia virginica, Iris versicolor, Eutrochium maculatum ‘Gateway’ and Gentiana clausa.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green