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Origin: US Native Wildflower

Other Common Names: Blue Scullcap, Virginia Scullcap, Hoodwort

Duration: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Height: 12 in to 36 in

Spacing: 15 in to 18 in

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet

USDA Zone: 3a-9b

Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 1 to 2 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water.

Seeds Per Oz: 65000

This plant is best known for its use as an herbal tea! Mad-dog Skullcap's little “hooded” blue flowers do not appear at the top of the stem. The name of the species, 'lateriflora' means having 'lateral flowers' or 'flowers to the side'! This species is called “Mad-dog Scullcap” because it was a supposed cure for hydrophobia.

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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.


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