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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Scutellaria incana Biehler
Hoary skullcap, Downy skullcap
USDA Symbol: SCIN
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Size Notes:
Normally 1.5 to 3.5 feet Flower:
Flowers in 6 inch spikes
Dark Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , AR , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
Eastern US as far west as Kansas Native Habitat:
open woods, sandy areas, pinelands, dry bluffs USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: rich, acid soils and sands; dry to moist
Conditions Comments: Can grow at light levels from deep shade to full sun
BenefitUse Ornamental: Ideal for shady spots.
Use Wildlife: Deer browse it.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Fragrant Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: No
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Seed and cuttings
Seed Collection: Seed ready in early fall
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff