Mad-Dog Skullcap


aka: Blue Skullcap
Scutellaria lateriflora
Lamiaceae


Blue Periwinkle Swish

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Branched upright stems are adorned with pretty pairs of 1/2 inch violet-blue lipped flowers from June through September, leaves up to 2 1/2 inch , spreading by rhizomes and 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 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-7b
Perennial

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 in a gallon pot $9.00
Mad-Dog Skullcap Seed Packet $4.00

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