Scutellaria Species, Mexican Bladdersage, Paperbag Bush

Scutellaria mexicana

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scutellaria (skew-teh-LARE-ee) (Info)
Species: mexicana (meks-sih-KAY-nuh) (Info)
Synonym:Salazaria mexicana

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Las Vegas, Nevada(2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 27, 2014, kinderegg from Las Vegas, NV wrote:

This is a great plant for a xeroscape garden. It looks lush and flowers for a long time, which are followed by attractive seed heads. It can be a bit invasive in a wetter climate, or if given a lot of water. However, this hasn't been a problem for me in the Mojave. I did have a fair portion die back during the first winter due to cold but other than that a positive plant.

Neutral

On Jan 6, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Mexican Bladdersage Salazaria mexicana is Native to Texas and other States.

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