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.