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Skullcap, Baical (Scutellaria baicalensis) potted plant, organic

$7.50

Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(Skullcap, Baical; Huang-qin, Huang qin) Herbaceous perennial. Native to the shores of Lake Baikal, Mongolia, Siberia, and the Chihli and Shantung provinces of China. The purple flowers are like schools of dolphin breaking through green waves in a summer sea. The part used in traditional Chinese medicine is the dried root.  Traditional usage (TCM): antiallergic, diuretic, hypotensive, antibacterial, antiviral, tranquilizing and fever-reducing, commonly used for treatment of dysentery, hepatitis, staph.  Source of flavones baicalin and wogonin.  This is one of the best Chinese plants to grow organically in America. Not only is it a very striking bedding plant, bearing one of the nicest flowers available from this catalog, but there is on-going demand for the root, which attains harvestable size after only 2 years. Plant prefers sun and regular garden soils.  It is extremely drought-tolerant.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

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  1. Question

    Ted

    The skullcap basically potted plants:
    Please provide planting direction, such as…soil type, water/drainage needs, spacing/plant size and growth cycle. I live in zone 8b in SE Florida with wet humid summer and a dry winter

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Plant prefers sun and regular garden soils.  It is extremely drought-tolerant.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

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    • elaine reardon

      How large will they get” ( I wonder because of the 2 foot planting distance)

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Elaine,
      At first, these seem quite diminutive, but if they overwinter and establish, they can make a big spreading plant, as large as a Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis). Richo

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    • Kate Rossetto

      I thought that Scullcap could be used for pain?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      There are many different species of skullcap and they are used differently in herbal therapy. You might be thinking of Scutellaria lateriflora

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