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Scutellaria baicalensis (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)
Scutellaria baicalensis (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)

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Scutellaria baicalensis

Skullcap

Perennials, Flowers

SCUTELLARIA

These clump-forming perennials have square stems and paired leaves. Long, tubular flowers flare out into two lips, the upper one narrow and hooded, the lower one broad. Blossoms are clustered in roundish or elongated inflorescences. Easy to grow with good drainage.

Scutellaria baicalensis

Native to Siberia, China, and Japan. Stems first spread, then grow upright, forming a clump 1 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Narrowly ovate, medium green leaves. Dense, one-sided clusters of blue-purple, inch-long flowers in summer and fall.

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