Scutellaria resinosa 'Smoky Hills'

Collected in the Smoky Hills of Kansas, this easy-care prairie perennial boasts vibrant violet-blue flowers in late spring and summer. Excellent resilience to heat and drought when established. Useful in rock gardens, on dry hillsides, xeriscaping or in containers. Herbaceous perennial.
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Good to grow!9


Full sun

Once established, water if very dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationskew-teh-LARE-ee res-in-OH-suh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 10 in. tall, 10 to 14 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water if very dry.
Companion PlantsEcheveria (Echeveria); Aster (Aster); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)

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: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!