Denver Plants

Common name: "Skull Cap"
Latin name:
Scutellaria alpina

Skull Cap
Zone: 4 - 8
Elevation to:
Growth habit:
Clump forming
Max height:
6" - 12"
Spread: 12"
Flowers: Yes, June - Sept
Flower type: Racemes
Native to area: No
Available varieties: 2
Water: Pictured: S. alpina 'Arcobaleno Mix'
Cultivation: Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Adapts to most soil types. Tolerates some light shade. Mulching may be required for winter protection.

Seed should to be started in a cold frame or greenhouse, and held over the winter for planting the following spring.. For quicker growth, purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden Center. Once established, plants can be divide in spring. Softwood cuttings can also be taken in spring.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Aphids, powdery mildew or spider mites.
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