Scutellaria ovata - Heart-leaved Skullcap

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Part ShadeDeer ResistantButterfly Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Heart-leaved Skullcap
Scutellaria ovata

Soft, heart-shaped, deep green leaves with a purple tinge form a spreading mound in the shaded landscape topped by profuse spikes of violet-blue, lipped, tubular flowers in mid-June continuing through mid-summer. Native insects love its nectar and critters love its thick cover. Drought resistant.

BENEFITS
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Thrives in shade
  • A magnet for native insects and butterflies
  • Great cover for landscape critters
  • Deer resistant
  • Very effective planted in groups
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

open woods and bluffs from Pennsylvania south to Florida and west to Minnesota and Texas

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

INTERESTING FACTS

Butterflies are active during the day.  They use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 18-24in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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