Blue Skullcap

Blue Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora, also known as Mad Dog Skullcap or Side Flowering Skullcap) is a mint family perennial herb that with leaves and flowers that can be used for tea.

Will produce harvestable foliage 90-120 days from seeding in ideal soil and climate conditions.

Photo credit: Rolf Engstrand, licensed under Creative Commons.

Size: Packet: 450 seeds (0.18 gram)

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Blue Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora, also known as Mad Dog Skullcap or Side Flowering Skullcap) is a mint family perennial herb that with leaves and flowers that can be used for tea.

Will produce harvestable foliage 90-120 days from seeding in ideal soil and climate conditions.

Photo credit: Rolf Engstrand, licensed under Creative Commons.

Common Name:
Blue Skullcap
Scientific Name:
Scutellaria lateriflora
Description:
A mint family perennial that can be used as a tea. Also known as Mad Dog or Side Flowering Skullcap.
Plant Lifespan:
Perennial
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 3a (-40 to -35)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Early Spring
Seeding Depth:
1/16 in.
Days to Sprout:
7-14
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
1-2 Week Cold Stratification Period + 60-70F
Plant Spacing:
1-2 ft.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
100+

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