Pink Texas Skullcap

Scutellaria suffrutescens

SKU
04101
This heat and sun-loving, drought tolerant perennial blooms for months on end, providing bright color to the waterwise garden. Tiny, pink, snapdragon-like flowers cover the neat, compact mound of foliage. Ideal for xeriscapes. Versatile and useful in rock gardens, on dry hillsides or in containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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7 - 10

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

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Botanical Pronunciationskew-teh-LARE-ee suf-froo-TESS-enz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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: 7 - 10

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