Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap
Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap
Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap
Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap
Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap

Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' - skullcap

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 Full SunPart Shade Butterfly Friendly Deer ResistantRain Garden 

DESCRIPTION

skullcap
Scutellaria x 'Appalachian Blues' PPAF

Little known but a flat-out landscape performer, the deep green, lustrous foliage of this selection forms a spreading mound in the landscape. Numerous stems rise above the foliage in early summer lined with purplish-blue, skull-capped flowers that bloom for up to 8 weeks. An adaptable color machine!

BENEFITS
  • Attracts butterflies and native bumblebees
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Heat and drought tolerant once established
  • Outstanding foliage and long bloom time
  • Outstanding for grouping in the landscape
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' is a cross of S. ovata and S. serrata, both plants indigenous to the mountains of West Virginia where breeder Peter Heus resides. The result of this cross? A compact habit, clumping skullcap with serrated leaves and dark margins that adapts to both sun and shade, with spikes of bicolor purple white flowers that bloom for weeks on end. 

 

GROWING TIPS

Appalachian Blues scullcap can be planted in a wide range of well-drained soils, from wet to dry soils. This perennial forms a clump in the landscape rather than spreading like its close relative Scutellaria ovata, spent flowers can be removed to extend the bloom. 

Mature Size: 12-15"T x 18-24"W

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

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