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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5-8

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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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, Xeric
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!