Scutellaria suffrutescens

Cherry Skullcap

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.
Zones6 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height4-8" tall
Mature Spread12-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid-summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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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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Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Cherry Skullcap
Botanical Name
Scutellaria suffrutescens
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
4-8" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid-summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought / Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Plant Select
Ideal Region
West, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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