Skullcap

Skullcap

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Also called Virginian Skullcap or Mad-Dog Skullcap. The latter name refers to its historical use in treating rabies. Small purple-blue flowers are borne in slender one-sided racemes in the leaf axils. Leaves are oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges. (Scutellaria lateriflora)

Medicinal: Nervine tonic, sedative, and anti-spasmodic used to revivify, calm, and nourish the nervous system. Harvest aerial parts during August and September.

Growing instructions: Perennial in zones 3-8. Stratify for 2-4 weeks. Germination at 70°F in 14-21 days. Transplant or direct sow in spring. Full sun or light shade. Grows 12-24" tall. Space 9" apart.

Packet: 0.10g - approximately 59 seeds