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Scutellaria Appalachian Blues

A smaller selection with bi-color blue and white flowers and dark calyxes.

What’s the scuttlebutt about this new skull cap? Bumblebees will love it because it is covered in deep purple flowers. You will love it because it is compact and full, and drought tolerant. The dark green leaves have eggplant-colored edges and are supported by deep maroon stems, making a show-stopping combination. Skullcaps are a great native replacement for salvias and lavenders and this new selection combines perfectly with bright yellow coreopsis, little bluestem and other drought-tolerant natives.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Appalachian Blues skullcap
  • Botanical Name

    Scutellaria 'Appalachian Blues' PP 34854
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Bloom Time

    Spring to summer
  • Bloom Color

    Medium blue

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring to summer
  • Size

    12-15" tall by 12-20" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun to part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, containers, cutting gardens, foundations, woodland edge
  • Propagation


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