True-blue flowers in shade.
This native herb has been used to calm anxiety for centuries.Prized as the nerve tonic that has the "deepest" action, nourishing the nerves, and calming anxiety. Useful for nervous exhaustion, depression, PMS, stress, and asthma.
Contains scutellarin, a sedative and antispasmodic. Leaves easily dried and added to teas. Also known as Virginia Skullcap, Mad-Dog Skullcap. Sow in spring in light shade.
BOTANICAL NAME: Scutellaria sp.
Stratify seeds by planting outdoors in pots for fall or very early spring. (or keep slightly moist seed in fridge 1-2 weeks before sowing). Requires soil that is fertile and continuously moist. Partial shade lowers water need, but needs more sun. Hard to weed once established; keep seedlings well-weeded and mulch around established plants. Hardy zones 4-9. Blooms mid-to-late summer.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 3-9/Height 1-2'/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly
Photo from USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database