Allegheny Skullcap
Scutellaria serrata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scutellaria (skew-teh-LARE-ee) (Info)
Species: serrata (sair-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Elkton, Maryland

Monroe, Ohio

Schertz, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 16, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Medicinal uses - antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative, and tonic.

In the Spring, as the foliage emerges, the edges are trimmed with a the dark, brownish purple color that is just stunning. That edging gets darker and more pronounced as the growing season progresses. In late Spring and early Summer, 1"-2" dark lavender flowers appear. After the flowers are pollinated, the seed heads are attractive as well as they age to a soft, chestnut brown color.