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Dark Violet Hybrid Skullcap

Scutellaria x 'Dark Violet'

SKU
42013
A profusion of deep violet blooms on compact spikes that will brighten sunny borders and xeric landscapes throughout summer. Thrives in nutrient-poor soil and sunny, dry conditions. A tight, low, mounding, herbaceous perennial perfect for rock gardens.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water if very dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationskew-teh-LARE-ee
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 in. tall, 10 to 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent, Edging, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water if very dry.
Companion PlantsAgave (Agave); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Salvia (Salvia); Mexican Hat (Ratibida); Sedum (Sedum); Lavender (Lavandula)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent flowers to encourage reblooming. Cut back to the ground at the end of the growing season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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