Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Downy Skullcap

Scutellaria incana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Blue, Purple
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
3
feet

Spread:

18 to
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 18 to
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
3
feet
Spread: 18 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great plant for color throughout summer. Plant drifts in open woods and wooded slopes.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows naturally in rocky, open woods. Prefers a partially shaded, well drained soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Large heads of tubular, double-lipped purplish blue flowers bloom mid to late summer. The lower lip has a showy white center and is divided into three lobes, the upper lip is a ‘hood’. Held on top of large, square stemmed flower stalks. Leaves are toothed and about 3 to 6 inches long, covered with fine hairs.

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