Drummond's Skullcap
Scutellaria drummondii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scutellaria (skew-teh-LARE-ee) (Info)
Species: drummondii (drum-AWN-dee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas

Dripping Springs, Texas

Hallettsville, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 13, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good bloomer with lots of purple flowers throughout summer in well drained, very dry, locations. I have heavy blackland clay in most of the yard, but in my section of limestone it does great! Not a replacement for S. suffrescans, but a nice addition to the right yard.