Hoary Skullcap AKA Downy Skullcap Seeds

This native wildflower produces branched clusters of purple/blue flowers.

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Hoary Skullcap provides weeks of blooms in open woodlands in late summer. This native wildflower produces branched clusters of purple/blue flowers. Hoary (or downy) refers to the fuzzy stem of this species. Skullcap comes from a highly valued family of plants, since ancient herbalists found that it provided a number of medicinal benefits. Chinese herbalists, in particular, made extensive use of it in traditional healing methods.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Scutellaria incana
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 6 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds Just Cover; barely cover with soil
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Medium Blue, Purple
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Herbaceous, Silver/Gray, Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50