More Information About Scutellaria
Not to be confused with a Jewish head cloth, the skullcap genus Scutellaria is a member of the mint family, native around the world (including some in North Carolina), and recognized by its small, tubular, butterfly-attracting flowers. The name scutellaria comes from the Latin for "small dish", which refers to the shape of the flower.
Historically, species in the genus Scutellaria have been used as herbs, medicines, and for 'recreation', but our scutellaria selections were chosen for ornamental reasons. There are several good scutellaria species in the genus , most of which require decent drainage in cultivation.
Scutellaria are mostly small plants that look best in a container, a rock garden or planted in a drift without any taller competition nearby. Most scutellaria species prefer full sun and once established are very drought tolerant. There are scutellaria species which flower at various times from spring to fall with little snapdragon-ish flowers. When you're ready to buy scutellaria for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of scutellaria for sale.