Scutellaria incana (Hoary skullcap)


Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 3′

Bloom Months: June, July, August, September

Color: Blue

Sun:  Partial

Moisture: Medium-Dry

Soil: Loam, Clay loam, Rocky

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

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Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Also called Downy Skullcap, Hoary Skullcap provides weeks of blooms in mid-late summer. This Scutellaria is one of the showiest in the genus.These flowers do not have a noticible floral scent, but attract many different pollinators. It is mostly pollinated by bumblebees, however. Hoary Skullcap spreads by seeds and by its rhizomatous root system. It can form tightly packed colonies via its rhizomes.

Hoary Skullcap prefers partial sun and medium soils. It tolerates soils with loam, clay-loam, and rocky material. Hoary Skullcap is very hardy and can withstand dry conditions well. Typical habitats of Hoary Skullcap include upland forests, rocky slopes of woodlands, rocky shorelines, and thickets.

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