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Germination Days : 14-21
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 100
Spacing : 8
When To Plant : Spring
53 PKTs Available
Baikal Skullcap HSK-8409



This Asian skullcap has completely different uses from the North American variety.

New research shows strong anti-viral activity, very active against flu viruses, hepatitis, and dysentery, as well as staph infections.

Baikal Skullcap is emerging as one of the essential disease-fighting herbs.

Important anti-allergy and immune-strengthening activity also. The root is dug in the second year. Easier to grow than comparable herbs such as goldenseal.
Hardy in all zones with very good drainage. Lots of beautiful flowers-easy perennial. BOTANICAL NAME: Scutellaria sp.


Sow in flats in well-drained mix, barely covered with soil. Keep moist but not wet until germination. When plants are 3" high, transplant to a sunny, well-drained spot. Plant 12" apart. Will need water to get established, but once mature, do not overwater, as it will make less medicinally active. Harvest tops as blooming begins. If roots are desired, they should be dug in the fall of the second year.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 3-9/Height 1-2'/Spacing 8"
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Amazingly drought tolerant
on 01/17/17 by Calvin Wilkins in Oregon

I grew this in my greenhouse, in raised beds with a very sandy loam. Very sandy. I started them in the house first. I ended up neglecting this plant later that year, barely watering, and to my amazement, it did fine. The greenhouse ended up in total neglect - zero water over the next year. The best we did was leave the doors open a little. Temps got easily in the 110 F range in the summer, it was like a cooker. Later that year, I went in to see if anything had survived. To my shock, the Baikal Skullcap was in full growth and full bloom. It was fine. Amazing, actually. It was probably better than if I had cared for it. The other thrivers/survivors were Grindelia, which was huge and in full bloom, Darky parsley, and regular alfalfa, which has a long taproot that could get down to water, I imagine. I love these plants!