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Mad-Dog Skullcap
aka: Blue Skullcap
Scutellaria lateriflora

Blue Periwinkle Swish

Branched upright stems are adorned with pretty pairs of ˝” violet-blue lipped flowers from June through September, leaves up to 2 ˝” , spreading by rhizomes & seed. Makes a lovely tea. The name ‘Mad-Dog’ became associated with the plant when an 18th century physician claimed he had cured people of rabies using this plant – his claims were quickly discredited but the name stuck!

Moist To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
1-2’ tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-7b

Native Range: NL across s. Canada to BC & AK, across the US except CO, UT & NV

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks

Mad-Dog Skullcap Seed Packet $4.00
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