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Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria)

Scutellaria suffrutescens
SKU: HC017305
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a long blooming, heat loving native plant with numerous rose-pink flowers that cover its mounding stems and foliage in the first half of the growing season.
key features
Botanical Name
Scutellaria suffrutescens
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Long Bloom Time
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
4-8" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid-summer


Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a long blooming native species that covers itself with small rose-pink flowers from late spring into mid-summer.  The plant has a tidy mounding habit that makes it a wonderful perennial for the front of the garden or along the edge of paths and patios.  A xeric native of northern Mexico, plant it in fast draining soils where it gets plenty of sun and heat.  It makes a great companion plant other water-thrifty (xeric) species like Ultra Violet Sage (Salvia), Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea) and Sundancer Daisy (Hymenoxys).
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