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scutellaria ovata

Posted by shadeyplace 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 9:15

please tell me about this plant. I just bought one...Never had it before.


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RE: scutellaria ovata

Looks to be in the mint family.

I don't have any myself, but have learned here, that mints spread like wildfire.

You might want to rethink your planting.....


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RE: scutellaria ovata

moving it today. thanks


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RE: scutellaria ovata

I have lots of the S. ovate sep. braceata or heart leaf skullcap. It like it to be part shade/shade. It is not waterers in my yard since I do not do much of that. It grows from stolens slowly filling in an area. I use it as a group cover under my Salvia regal. It grows in Calcarious alkaline soil here, a limestone ruble with leaf much under an small Iive oak in Central Texas.. In the spring it appears and has some very nice blue flowers , and then it slowly disappears in a couple of months in the heat. On very dry winters and springs it does not bloom but returns again faithfully. It is a spreader but not a wicked spreader. I would make sure that there is good drainage in the soil if you get a lot of summer rain.. They mention rot during the summer

Here is a link that might be useful: Heart-leaf Scullcap


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RE: scutellaria ovata

I removed my scutellaria after several years as it self seeded too much. Think it would work well as a ground cover.


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RE: scutellaria ovata

I don't have problem with the seeding because we are so dry. I do use it as a ground cover that disappears and then I have leaf mulch and salvia romeriana. They duke it out.


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