*NEW* Skullcap - North American native
Regular price $3.50 USD
Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) is a North American native herb in the mint family that is often used medicinally to support those with anxiety and insomnia. Grows to approximately 2-3' tall, producing wiry stems of delicate, blue/purple flowers that remind me of tiny snapdragons.
Skullcap prefers moist soil and sun, but if, like me, you don't have moist, wetland-edge conditions, plant in the protection of partial shade where the soil will not dry out as quickly.
Brew as a tea or make a tincture.
Special Notes: Perennial, North American native. Prefers full sun and rich, moist soil, but I have found it to also do well in partial shade. Small, blue/purple flowers. Blooms in late summer/fall. Hardy zone 3-9.
Approximately 100+ seeds per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Sow lightly in a pot and cold stratify (placing in the fridge will work) for at least a week. Grow on underneath lights and plant outdoors once danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, direct sow outdoors in the spring when the soil is cool, but thawed.
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