Scutellaria Dark Violet

Dark Violet Hybrid Skullcap

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Exclusive. 6" tall x 10-15" wide. Dark Violet colors the garden from early summer into fall with deep violet flowers. The hybrid Skullcap has a nice, tidy mounding habit, good cold hardiness and does best when planted in full, hot sun in a well-drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Containers
Groundcover
Native
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 88546

Details

6" tall x 10-15" wide. After many years of testing and selection, 'Dark Violet' was finally introduced in 2013. This long-blooming native hybrid Skullcap covers itself with a profusion of dark violet flowers held on short compact flower spikes. Blooming most of the summer, its neat mounding habit makes 'Dark Violet' a perfect choice to plant along the edges of hot, sunny paths. The hotter and harsher the growing conditions, the better it performs. Well-drained, low fertility soil. Plant with Salvia greggii, Coreopsis, Lavender.
SKU 88546
Common Name Dark Violet Hybrid Skullcap
Botanical Name Scutellaria Dark Violet
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 6" tall
Mature Spread 10-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Native, Low Maintenance
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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5.0

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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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  • Garden (7)
  • Outdoors (6)
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5.0

I would buy this product again

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from Auburn, MA

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

    In flower bed bordering front walk to door.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    So far I'm very pleased

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    from Berthoud, CO

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

      I planted my skullcap plant this spring and it bloomed continuously up to hard frost. I'm anxious to see how it overwinters, as it was so pretty in my garden bed. If the plant survives, I'll definitely being buying more!

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      5.0

      Long lasting & beautiful

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      from Chiloquin, OR

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • long lasting blooms very deep purple

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        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

        I live in a high desert climate where we really don't have a spring. Our summer is brief. These guys are smaller than what is described but this is typical in my area. I have terrible soil. We call it pumy because it's is basically pumice from a volcano that is very sandy. I also have deer, rabbits, and voles. They don't eat this plant however.

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        5.0

        Bloomed all summer!

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        from Santa Fe, NM

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        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Heavy flowering
        • Versatile

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          • Sidewalk edging

          Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

          I have this plant hooked to my drip irrigation and it grew to full size the first summer (2016) of planting. It flowered heavily up to first freeze. Although our winters are harsh here in Santa Fe, I'm confident it will be viable this spring!

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          5.0

          Nice edger

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          from St Louis, MO

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

            This is a low plant, very thick and full. Dozens of small purply flowers begin at the bottom and move up. Can't say about hardiness, but blooms the first year.

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            5.0

            Summer-Long Bloomer

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            from Northwest IL

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

              Used as Zone 5a front-of-the-border plant. Just 1st season,so still getting to know this plant. I'll update after winter. Great constant bloomer, not fussy. Had a rainy spring, then very dry summer & fall and it kept going strong. Plan to purchase more in spring for border plantings.

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              5.0

              I need more of this

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              from south central illinois

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

              Doubled it's size the first summer. Long blooming and eye catching

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              5.0

              Beautiful steady bloomer

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              from Wichita County, Texas

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              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

                I planted this in November in Zone 7 by a large rock in the yard. We got very little rain for several months, and my region has been in a drought wherein it's been illegal to water plants in the yard. This specimen apparently established great roots through the winter, and now it's blooming and growing and absolutely stunning.

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                5.0

                Beautiful and does well in heat

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                from Sierra Vista Arizona

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                • Hardy
                • Healthy
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                  • Hanging Basket
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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

                  I first put 3 of these in hanging baskets last year. They did very well and I received lots of compliments. In the fall, I planted them in my backyard as they were getting too big for the hanging basket space. They are all thriving and have beautiful purple blooms. I have been very happy with all my purchases from High Country Gardens. They always perform better than plants I can find locally.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

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                  from Rio Rancho, NM

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Versatile

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Scutellaria Dark Violet:

                    Flowered the first year, easy to establish!

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                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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