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Scutellaria altissima

 
Scutellaria altissima
tall skullcap
Scutellaria altissima
Early-fall rebloom - new blue among the seedpods of early summer

Common name tall skullcap
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers purple
Size 2-4'
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly July

I originally had this listed as Scutellaria woronowii, the name on the seed packet for which I traded. I was never quite sure of its identity, but two helpful comments (see below) convinced me it's in fact altissima. It's a fairly typical skullcap, one-sided flowerstalks of blue blooms over fresh-green serrated foliage. Meanwhile, I started plants from a seed lot actually labeled as altissima - we'll see if those plants look the same.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: side garden

Read about all the skullcaps in our garden

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'S. woronowii' from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (100%G, 8d)
  2. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 65F (26%G, 11-16d)


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