Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Scutellaria mellichampii 'Bluffton Blues'
Bluffton Blues Mellichamp's Skullcap
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Scutellaria
Item #: 13024
Zones: 7a to 10b, at least
Height: 24" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Thanks to the late NC plantsman, Dr. Larry Mellichamp, who shared this lovely, but little known Southeast native skullcap that was named after his ancestor, botanist Joseph Mellichamp by the late J.K. Small. Scutellaria mellichampii ranges from southeastern SC into central Alabama, but our offering is a SC seed strain, discovered and named by nurseryman Daniel Payne of Ladys Island, SC. For us, it forms a 2' tall stems and is tightly clumping with excellent form that starts flowering in June and continues sporadically until frost with lavender blue flowers.
Flower Color: Blue
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Drought Tolerant Plants , Endangered Plants , Georgia native plants , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , Rabbit Resistant Plants , United States Native Plants