Not widely grown in Australian gardens Scutellaria do make an interesting addition to a cool shaded position in the garden. Excellent in a woodland setting or in a moist shaded position, the attractive flowers add color in darker areas.
Ranging in height from a few cm to nearly 1m, these are a group of alpine plants that will grow well in a shaded, moist position in the garden. Scutellaria are generally hardy and do well in the rock garden
- S. alpina is the Alpine Skullcap, a low growing form that reaches around 20 cm in height.
- S. baicalensis is the Chinese Skullcap, used in traditional Chinese medicine and also known as the ‘Baikal’ Scullcap.
- S. galericulata is the Common Skullcap, also known as the Marsh scullcap and grows in damp areas.
- S. nana is the Dwarf Skullcap.
With over 300 species that includes S. lateriflora, S. barbata, S. incana and others. Scutellaria are commonly known as skullcaps.
Available from the following Nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.