SCUTELLARIA scordifolia

Small
Part shade
Sun
Blue
Well drained soil
Summer
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  20cm x 60cm 

Much prettier than its common name 'skullcap' would suggest,  Scutellaria scordifolia is a bushy low growing perennial, packed with upright stems carrying deep purplish-blue flowers similar in looks to a Salvia and contrasting fresh green foliage.

A member of the mint family, it is tough and resistant to periods of drought, naturally growing in free draining soil in sun or partial shade.  A definite candidate for a wildlife garden, its nectar rich flowers are smothered by bees and butterflies from June through to the end of August.  It looks stunning weaving through a gravel garden or planted in large groups at the front of a border.  A great edging plant for a sunny container too.