Skullcap- Oriental Blue

Scutellaria baicalensis Open Pollinated

  • Perennial to 40cm
  • Medicinal uses
  • Spikes of purple flowers in summer

Standard seed packet, 30 seeds

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'Skullcap- Oriental Blue' seeds

Scutellaria baicalensis

  • Perennial to 40cm
  • Medicinal uses
  • Spikes of purple flowers in summer

Perennial growing to 40cm. Dark green spear shaped leaves with spikes of blue-purple flowers in spring and summer. Stems spread along the ground, making the plant suitable for mass planting as a groundcover. The dried roots of the plant have medicinal uses, particularly in Chinese medicine, where they are known as Huang-Qin. Decoctions or tinctures of Huang-Qin have been used to treat colds, bacterial infections and liver problems. Roots grow to a harvestable size in two years. Drought tolerant once established.

The name 'skullcap' refers to the helmet shaped tops of the flowers. Also known as 'Golden Root', 'Huang qin', 'Chinese skullcap' and 'Baikal skullcap'.

Seeds per gram: 740
Product code: H4-07

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 2mm
Season Late winter and spring
Germination 7-21 days @ 15-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 40cm
Position Full sun or part shade, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 180 days

*Notes: Stratification may improve germination.


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